Rachael is present in most every issue of Simply Moderne since her quilt Bubbles made the cover of no. 1, but how can one resist her charm, her talent and the joy that radiates from all her quilts?
As a small Christmas gift, Rachael is offering you her playful Undercover Colour to make, which could almost be an Advent calendar as each small pocket can be lifted to discover a fun print on the lining; you could modify it by adding a little trinket to hide underneath or a love note for your sweetie!
Speaking of love, the one who makes Rachael’s eyes gleam is Mr. Daisy; hence her stage name Rachaeldaisy! They live in their small love-nest in the Blue Mountains about an hour west of Sydney.
Discover the « Undercover Colour » project in Simply Moderne #7 as well as an entire article dedicated to Racheal.
Here is a video about her project « Undercover Colour » https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DWl8kEhXk8
In this very retro first name a small joke is hidden: one day Cathi Bessell-Browne was complaining to her father that he had called her Cathi, which she thought a very ordinary name. He immediately replied, laughing, “Don’t complain, as you were almost called Gertrude!” She never forgot this story and when she needed to fi nd a ‘stage name’ for her business, she didn’t have to look further!
On her business card, under Gertrude Made, it says dressmaker, designer and farmer!
Raised on the family farm, Cathi never left the immense stretches of the outback of Western Australia where along with her husband she runs a farm of 7000 sheep.
Her Nana taught her to sew, with patience and care and Cathi is very grateful to her for this, as she has had a passion for sewing ever since.
Cathi loves to sew dresses that she says make women feel beautiful inside and out.