Hi , I'm Rachaeldaisy, pleased to meet you!
The short story is : I'm addicted to quilting, I've been 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 out of Sydney, Australia , with my Gorgeous Boy Friend - Gbf.
That's my life in a nutshell.
I've been lucky enough to be featured on these blogs
Modern Day Quilts (May 2011)
Amy's Creative Side (May 2011)
Fat Quarterly Blog - (August 2010)
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 pale colours looked more washed out here.
Maybe it started when I was growing up in a very 70's home with a lime green bathroom, bright red lounge room, Marimekko curtains hanging in every room, and all sorts of colourful artworks on the walls.
We were an arty family and 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 colours which are the fashion in Australia. I'd make on average of 30 - 50 bouquets a day in all sorts of colours and combinations, that's a lot of colour play!
I have to 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 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, and my shelf of creams seems to be growing..