I wrote about my plans to make a Temperature Quilt back at the beginning of 2020 (here). As it turned out, it was a really great project that crazy year! I finished the quilt top shortly after the end of 2020 and quilted it in 2021.
For the quilting I really wanted to pull forward the squares that were created as a secondary design by the triangles. I also wanted to add some flow across the quilt using the diagonal lines created in the background. I really thought when I planned the quilting that it was pretty simple, but MAN WAS I WRONG! The quilting took FOREVER!
Late in 2021 I saw a few Temperature Quilt posts on Instagram, and the makers were talking about submitting to a special QuiltCon exhibit. I had kind of been paying attention to the QuiltCon submission process and deadlines, but I hadn’t noticed a special exhibit. I looked it up, and sure enough there it was – entries open for a Temperature Quilt special exhibit. I had a bit of time to take some photos (honestly this was about the hardest part – I really need help with good quilt photography), and I submitted it.
AND SOMEHOW IT WAS ACCEPTED! GAH!
I was pretty shocked and so happy. I had already been planning on going to QuiltCon as it was close – just over in Phoenix – so how cool to get a quilt in the show too.
The exhibit was really awesome. It was so cool to see how other people approached the same idea and the different color palettes they all used.
Here I am with my quilt. (And my boot. I have some problems with my foot. Navigating QuiltCon was a ton of fun with the boot!)
I’m so happy with how the quilt came out and so appreciative of the opportunity to have it hang at QuiltCon. It was a fantastic experience.
Albuquerque 2020 Temperature Quilt Details:
- Finished 52″x65″
- Warm and Natural Batting
- So Fine light yellow (492) in the top and light grey (503) in the bobbin
- 258,587 total quilting stitches