It's the height of summer here in Australia and boy oh boy have we been having some very hot weather!! In the Blue Mountains temperatures have been reaching 40C/104F and over. Ughh!! This post was inspired when wishing for cool breezes on those hot days.

As you probably know by now I'm a fan of collections, but you may not know I'm also a collector of fans - or more accurately - hand held folding fans. 

I love how something so simple can be so useful and also decorative. 

I only have a few fans, just enough to fit in this vase that sits in the lounge room. It's good to have them handy for those warm evenings.  

You would also know by now that along with collecting I like having fun with photos so I guess it was only a matter of time before I took photos of my fans.

So one super hot afternoon when it was too hot to sew I did just that. I teamed my fans up with quilts.

I began with the most obvious partnership - the Zebra fan with Wild Thing, my quilt celebrating the colourful zebra prints from Jennifer Paganellis Super Fly range. What an electric combo!!

A blue daisy fan meets the sunny melons on Ric Rac Razzamatazz.

Dragon fan goes walking through a colourful garden on Gypsy Carnival.

A pretty red fan got a modern makeover in this play of geometry on my Conversation quilt. 

Cool cat lurking under a ricrac arch on Clamshell Carousel.

Pretty curves on Fair and Square

Frilly edges everywhere on my Charming Smiles quilt.

This bamboo fan looks as though to belongs on Dollop of Cream.

Wonderful textures abound from the folds in the fan and the quilting on my Bubbles quilt.

There's just one more fan in my collection. A big whopper!

Thank you for indulging me and my whimsical fan-cies.

Wishing you all a fantastic week.