Featuring Rachaeldaisy – A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 18th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 9 comments

Happy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend – I’ve stayed up late sewing too many nights this week, and up early to get my kids to school. Just having a week off for Spring Break, it more messed with my schedule than helped! With just four weeks until the next installment of Blogger’s Quilt Festival, I hope that you are  finished or wrapping up the quilt(s) you plan to share!
Today’s featured quilter is Rachaeldaisy. Rachaeldaisy blogs at Blue Mountain Daisy, and I always love her colorful, and thoughtful quilts. I hope you enjoy getting to know Rachaeldaisy better –
1. When did you begin quilting?
I started quilting in 2008. I began to notice the amazing quilting fabrics on offer and decided to make a simple quilt of squares. I did everything wrong with that quilt but I love it and it’s one of my favourite quilts. More importantly I loved the process and haven’t looked back since. It’s been nearly 6 years and I feel as though I’ve only just begun to explore the possibilities.
Featured Quilter Racheldaisy - AmysCreativeSide.com
2. Why do you quilt? 
 I love working with colour and fabric is such a wonderful medium to play with! It’s soft and pretty, and comes in such a wonderful variety of colours and beautiful patterns. It could never be boring.  Patchwork and quilting have so many different styles and techniques to try, endless colour combinations to play with, not to mention the new enticing ranges coming out all the time. and there are inspiring quilts everywhere, both antique and modern. I love the crafting community too. I have met so many wonderful and inspiring people through quilting and my blog.
Featured Quilter Racheldaisy - AmysCreativeSide.com
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?  
If you see a quilt you think looks difficult just remember patchwork is all about doing one step at a time.
Featured Quilter Racheldaisy - AmysCreativeSide.com
4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?
Neon Bounce (photo above) – I was so happy I could relive my 80’s fluro obsession when I saw neon fabrics were available. I started sewing the big neon graphic bubbles and then realised they’d be perfect for a quilt at the end of my hallway. Neon Bounce does great job of catching your eye when you walk into my house.
Scappyluscious Stars (photo below) was a fun way to use my favourite Sis Boom fabric scraps. Chris Jurd’s wonderful pattern really helps the mix of fabrics sparkle.
Featured Quilter Racheldaisy - AmysCreativeSide.com
5. Do you sew other things?
I would If only I had the time… I have a full shelf of fabrics that I’ve bought to make skirts and I’d really like to make some bags but my never-ending list of Quilts I Just Have To Make  keeps me busy.
Featured Quilter Racheldaisy - AmysCreativeSide.com
6. What is a new technique you are hoping to learn this year?
I’ve been really enjoying sewing with denim. I’ve made a few different quilts using denim now and am really enjoying sewing with the heavier weight fabric and  am inspired by the neutral blues shades. I feel good about the recycling aspect of using old denim jeans and skirts too. I have lots of denim ideas in my sketch book so I’d say I’ll be showing a few denim quilts in future Bloggers Quilt Festivals.
Thanks for sharing Rachaeldaisy! I love your tip, everything in quilting really is broken down into little steps, and managed easily!
Have a great weekend everyone!

9 thoughts on “Featuring Rachaeldaisy – A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

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    Cille says:

    Beautiful, stunning quilts. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next quilt festival.

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    Karen says:

    Love all of Rachael’s work. She makes wonderful quilts that are interesting and different. Always inspiring!

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    Rachaeldaisy says:

    Thank you Amy for having me as a featured quilter! I’m looking forward to the next fextival!!

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    Katy says:

    I just love Rachael’s colourful, off the wall work, truly inspiring :o)

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    DIane says:

    Just love that Rachaeldaisy!!!

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    Rachael’s quilts are always amazing, just like Rachael herself is :-)

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    barbvedder says:

    what a great feature on Rachael! I am a big fan of her work and I love to visit her blog for fun ideas and inspiration. It was fun to read more about her in your post – thanks!

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    LeeAnn says:

    I love Rachael’s playful, yet skillful use of color, form and construction. I find her work some of the most inspiring in today’s quilting world. Plus, her blog is always upbeat and fun. She always brings a smile to my face.

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