Hi , I'm Rachaeldaisy, pleased to meet you!
The short story is : I've been hooked on quilting since 2008. There are just so many beautiful fabrics to play with and different styles and techniques to try.
I live in the Blue Mountains, an hour west of Sydney, Australia, with my husband Mr Daisy in a garden full of noisy birds.
That's my life in a nutshell.
People are often kind enough to compliment me on my use of colours. I do love bright colours!! It could be as simple as the Australian light is bright so we can get away with using bright colours here.
Maybe it started when I was growing up in a very 70's home with a lime green bathroom, bright red lounge room, bright, bold Marimekko curtains hanging in every room, and all sorts of colourful artworks on the walls. We were an arty family, my father painted, my mother was a ceramicist, so we spent many weekends driving around to modern Art Galleries to see the latest exhibitions.
Fast track to my early 20's when I got a job in a flower shop and I then spent the next 20 years as a florist. Arranging flowers is a great way of experimenting with colours, especially bright bold coloured flowers which are the fashion in Australia. I'd make on average of 30 - 40 bouquets a day in all sorts of combinations of colours, shapes, textures and sizes , that's a lot of colour and design play!
I should that add my travels also influence me. In particularly India. The saturation of colour you see in the fabrics, decorations, markets of spices and fruits, is everywhere!! it's a feast for the eyes and soul!!
I do like pastels too. I've got a shelf of pretty pinks that are waiting patiently to be used in a pretty girly quilt.
If you have any questions leave me a comment and I'll reply or email me at