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2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong

Ploshkin

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2019, 20:10:47 PM »
I'm waiting until I've got a month's worth of temperatures before deciding how I'm going to do it and what colours to use.
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Renegade Sewist

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2019, 20:21:43 PM »
I've been looking at all sorts of formal weather color schemes used by different agencies in differing countries to reflect various data. That whole purple thing seems to come from Accuweather's radar imaging. But there are whole ranges that are used in very wet places to reflect more about moisture (rain) than temperature. Others include winds into the colors. Then there's the USDA zonal charts for average mean temperature.


In other words, you set the parameters. Do what you like, just be consistent if you want it to actually reflect your temps. You could have a tonal gradient for each degree if you want to go daft. I would need 87 colors for that one. No. I could go by each 10 F group. Eight colors for that one. Nope. Unless I use some assorted fabrics for say "green" being the 70's and grabbed which one the day actually felt like. You know how when it's been very hot it feels differently the first few day from the third week of it. So I might reflect the feel of the day.

Still contemplating while I let Weather.com collect the data for me.  8)

Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2019, 09:35:49 AM »
Blimey! Since we have been contemplating this its got really cold chez Imis;

On the 1st the minimum temp was plus 4 degrees (normalish for this time of year) then after this idea surfaced we have had .... minus 3, minus 2 and yesterday minus 5!!!!! These are all recorded around 6 am.

I'll have to get some very very very pale blue/greys !
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Sakar

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2019, 15:39:25 PM »
...minus 3, minus 2 and yesterday minus 5!!!!! These are all recorded around 6 am.
I'll have to get some very very very pale blue/greys !

« Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 15:42:58 PM by Sakar »

Sakar

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2019, 21:54:53 PM »
After a long evening I have decided for 12 fabrics, which will cover a temperature range from -20°C to +40°C in 5°C steps.

So far I will record the temperatures for 2 cities and the maximum and the minimum of each day too.

Now I have to think about the blocks's size and shape or pattern.

Kenora

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2019, 00:00:50 AM »
I'm still waiting for inspiration to strike. I've looked at loads online but nothing grabs me.  :\ I did find a great collection of batiks, which I really loved, but I can't get them in this country - yet. I'm still looking as there's plenty of time to make up my mind. :)

If my local shop comes back to me next week with good news about my hoped-for s/m upgrade, then I might be eager to have a project to test out my new toy (I hope). :D
« Last Edit: January 06, 2019, 00:03:26 AM by Kenora »
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Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2019, 08:48:36 AM »
If my local shop comes back to me next week with good news about my hoped-for s/m upgrade, then I might be eager to have a project to test out my new toy

Pray do elaborate @Kenora  .... and @Sakar , lovely fabrics, lovely boy!
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Kenora

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2019, 14:09:44 PM »
@Iminei - I have a Bernina 570qe which I love, but I'm finding it harder and harder to push a quilt through the harp space because of my back problems. I've been thinking of upgrading to a bigger 7-Series Bernina but I want a 5.5mm foot, and the only model with this is the 720 which is being discontinued. The only way I can get one is by my local shop putting it on special order with Bernina in Switzerland. They're going to let me know next week if this is possible. :)

(I might be able to buy one online but this will be a last resort as I'd rather buy locally because of the ongoing backup from them if anything goes wrong. :S)
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Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #53 on: January 06, 2019, 16:55:16 PM »
Crossing my fingers for you ... Berninas are lovely machines.
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Cheesecake

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2019, 17:02:41 PM »
My fabrics for this arrived!  Planning on 3 degrees per fabric from -14 and below to 31+.

Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2019, 06:20:02 AM »
Lovely range of colours CC ....

I'm looking at all your fabrics and thinking that you are all just doing the one colour per degree range (3 or 5 or whatever that might be) so its just me thats doing a selection of the same colour range ???
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Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2019, 11:29:06 AM »
I have forced myself to sew and can present the first 10 days of 2019



As you can see I'm thinking of making calendar blocks with black denoting days that dont exist (if you see what I mean) Well we will see, they are simple enough to put together so technically this should be doable .

In my appalling planning the HSR's have turned out to be 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 unfinished which should yield a unit roughly  22 3/4 x 30 during the longest month.

Turn these monthly blocks into a  4 x 3 (12 ) block layout which should give us a 91" x 90 " quilt + some thin sashing strips between the monthly blocks and yes Im going to go back to basics and QAYG it.

I have literally NO IDEA what Im doing here!

















































































« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 11:42:15 AM by Iminei »
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BrendaP

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2019, 11:49:39 AM »
the HSR's have turned out to be 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 unfinished

What's a HSR ?
Do you mean HRTs = Half Rectangle Triangle (or Hormone Replacement Therapy!)

It is looking good and I like the idea of day and night temperatures.

« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 11:54:19 AM by Iminei »
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Iminei

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2019, 11:54:26 AM »
Half Square Rectangles ???? Or is that impossibubble?
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BrendaP

Re: 2019 Darkside Temperature Based Sewalong
« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2019, 12:31:13 PM »
Half Square Rectangles ????

Cut a square in half with the cut parallel to two sides and and it will be rectangles.  Cut a square or a rectangle in half diagonally, corner to corner and you will get triangles. 

If you start with a square the triangles will be half square triangles  (HSTs) , if you start with a rectangle the triangles will be half rectangle triangles (HRTs).
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/