I know its my project but I’m going to say it anyway…so far I am loving working on the Temperature Quilt. Yes its going to take a whole year to finish but one block a week is such a nice, manageable amount, especially when you have a sewing “To Do” list as long as your arm and lots of other things to be doing too. Or maybe that’s just me.
January here in Harrogate has been quite mild, which has meant a lot of similar colours on the “Fabric Thermometer” but its been a nice chance to have a proper rummage through my stash to find extra bits. I have had three weeks of 5° to 9°: turquoises and then one week of 0° to 4°: royal blues. I’ve been selecting each week’s block at random from Tula Pink’s “City Sampler Quilts: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks” book which has also meant a varied mix of block styles and the opportunity to work on some specific skills I might shy away from normally. I love the look of flying geese (a type of quilt block sub-unit made up of three triangles) but I am not the most accurate at them…those pesky triangles always like to stretch a little bit. And, of course, week one’s block had a row of flying geese!
Week One: block No. 54 from the triangle section
Week Two: block No. 69 from the stripes section
Week Three: block No. 97 from the Haiku section
Week Four: block No. 74 from the squares section
Don’t forget there are some great businesses supporting this sew-along.
Little T’s Haberdashery have everything from roller cutters to pins and have a lovely discount code to use too: Coffee&Make10 for 10% off.
Caboodle Textiles can cater for all your fabric needs. If you join their Facebook group there is a 10% discount code in there.
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