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Hot And Easily Distracted.

Posted on | January 16, 2014 | 14 Comments

I have cut out the kitchen window quilt I mentioned in the last post. But with the forecast for our weather, ( 44c or 111F), I decided to cut out several other quilts so I had plenty to do inside with the aircon flowing.

That’s where the distraction came in. I was fascinated by the disappearing pinwheel that was from Missouri Star Quilt Co.  So of course I had to play with it to see how it worked. These are the first blocks I tried using Kate Spain’s Terrain. Not even trimmed or pressed yet.

Sunburnt Quilts - Disp Pinwheel


Sunburnt Quilts - Disp Pinwheel

With the help of a friend I also caught up on a few card UFOs.

Some were from several years ago. This book opens like a star. Ready now for photos.

Sunburnt Quilts - Star Book

This one was a little Christmas folder with inserts.

Sunburnt Quilts - Christmas Book

Another Christmas card.

Sunburnt Quilts - Card

This last one is a puzzle card. The sides or top fold over to reveal different sections.

Sunburnt Quilts - Puzzle Card


I hope everyone in the southern part of Australia manages to stay out of the heat.  Unfortunately there are a lot of fires breaking out, too. Stay safe.




14 Responses to Hot And Easily Distracted.

  • Helen says: I got distracted by the disappearing pinwheel this last weekend. I made 3, they will finish at 9", 6" and 3". The centre on the 3" one is very bulky! I don't envy you that heat, with or with out high humidity that is brutal. Helen
  • sunny says: Pretty blocks! I would absolutely melt in that heat. Please take it easy, and stay safe.
  • Melody says: You stay safe too. Fabulous blocks
  • Shez says: such beautiful blocks Karen and you are so clever with your cards also,well done my friend and stay cool.xx
  • Rachaeldaisy says: I've been thinking of my Victorian friends. It was hot here at 37 but that relatively cool compared to your temps. I love your new blocks. A few more hot days and you'll have a quilts worth of blocks made. Your cards are so fun. It's clever that the photo book opens like a star. .
  • Lesley says: Karen, your blocks are wonderful and those cards are amazing!
  • michelle from Rag-tag Stitchin' says: Beautiful blocks Karen. I love your cards...beautiful!
  • Elaine/MuddlingThrough says: What great blocks. I had not seen that video, so thank you for the heads up. I'll have to give it a try. ;)
  • Linda Hanafee says: Hi Karen - I love the blocks! They're really fun to look at and have that little extra pizzaz from the mini pinwheels in the center :) Can't wait to see how you put them all together! Stay cool! Linda
  • Fiona says: the disappearing pijwheel/churn dash blocks are such fun... your cards are just amazing though... keep cool and keep safe.... not so hot here now but ever so dry... Hugz
  • KERYN says: Karen love the cards they are just gorgeous. If it gets any hotter I may even have to hop in the pool - IT'S BOILING...
  • Denise in PA says: Wow, what cool cards! And, lovely blocks - love that Kate Spain! Stay cool (I'm not having any trouble with that right now) and safe!
  • Joan says: What fun little disappearing pinwheels. I do love pinwheels! Setting them in the Churndash is just too fun! I heard about your heat wave the other day, and thought about you. So I am guessing that visiting in January is not the best time of the year??? Hope you can stay cool and continue to work on your UFO's. Your photo folders and puzzle cards are really cool. Something has to be right? LOL!
  • Linda King says: Love the cards! The pinwheel block is cute too. Stay cool.

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