modern quilt, clam shell quilt with appliqué
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Around the World of Quilting: Rachaeldaisy

modern quilt with pieced medallion and scrappy border fabrics

Grandiflora quilt by Rachaeldaisy

Many of you have probably seen the Around the World blog hop posts popping up on quilting blogs over the past year or so. I did a post as part of the tour last summer, and I was tagged again a couple of weeks ago by Amy Smart. Since most quilters (at least all the ones I asked) have already done the Around the World post, I decided to take it in a different direction and skip the part about myself and tagging future bloggers to post. I wanted to tell you about some of my favorite quilters instead.

Today, I want to introduce you to Rachaeldaisy of Blue Mountain Daisy. Rachaeldaisy (as she requests to be called online) is a quilter in Australia and someone whose style I really admire. She agreed to share some photos of her quilts with Color Girl Quilts readers.

modern quilt, carpenter's wheel block with pieced houses

The first time I visited Blue Mountain Daisy, she was posting about her “swoon” house mini quilt. I was smitten! I love the creativity of turning the “swoon” quilt block (pattern by Thimbleblossoms, also  a traditional quilt block called Carpenters’ Wheel) into a little circle of houses!

modern wedding ring quilt with denim fabric, bright colors, ring quilt

One of the things that is fun about Rachaeldaisy’s quilting style is her “anything goes” attitude. Her Modern Wedding Ring quilt is made with denim! I like how there are lots of different denim fabrics, giving the quilt a scrappy but monochromatic background behind ultra-bright ring outlines. * the ring quilt is going on tour as part of an exhibition of wedding ring quilts! see if the show is coming to your hometown Here*

modern quilt, clam shell quilt with appliqué

And, if you haven’t already seen it, you simply much check out her posts on this “happy as a clam” quilt masterpiece! It was recently featured in an Australian magazine, and she told me it’s funny how it has taken on quite a celebrity status. Once again, “anything goes” with this unique quilt featuring the classic clam shell design made with anything-but-classic denim and funky appliqués in each clam shell.

So you can see why Rachaeldaisy is one of my favorites and a very inspiring quilt artist! Be sure and visit Blue Mountain Daisy to see more of her fun quilts,


4 thoughts on “Around the World of Quilting: Rachaeldaisy

  1. ChristaQuilts says:

    I love your take on this – so clever!!

  2. Rachaeldaisy says:

    Thank you for such a great write up about me and my quilts!!

  3. leanne says:

    Rachaeldaisy is one of my all time favourite quilters – its also cool that she’s a fellow aussie – love your post about her !!

  4. Helen LeBrett says:

    I just saw on GFQ’s blog your Eclipse quilt: Love it!! Between the piecing (and I love the fabrics that you chose)and the quilting it is quite a stunner!! Do you have any idea where we can get the magazine here in the States? It’s going to have to go on my “To do” list!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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