Hometown: Born in Barcelona
Current Home: I live on a tiny island called Aughinish, looking out Galway Bay on one side and The Burren on the other side. It’s paradise!
Blog address: http://www.el-petit-taller.blogspot.com
Flickr name: El-Petit-Taller
Family: My partner is a musician and we have one daughter Hana, who will be 3 very soon and a baby boy who is joining us in 12 weeks.
Pets: We have 2 cats, Sooty and Haggis, and 3 hens, Lola, Matilda and Kona.
|One of Irina's Favorite Quilts: Hana's Quilt|
|Irina's First Quilt: Big Blue|
What is your day job? I’m a social care worker for a charity organisation who deals with the homeless.
What is your current dream job? mmm... something artistic whether it involves fabric, stitching, painting or playing music.
What did you want to be as a child? Too many things! I remember saying a vet, an actress, a musician… I changed my mind all the time.
What is your favourite time waster? internet
What are you working on now? a commissioned baby quilt, a knitted hat, birthday decorations plus university assignments…
What do you want to be working on right now? I’d rather be sewing than writing college assignments!
Do you have other hobbies beyond quilting? I like quilling, knitting, playing music, bird watching, reading, cooking…
Do you play sports? I started playing badminton for the craic just before I got pregnant and I loved it, so I hope to go back as soon as I’m fit enough.
What is your strongest positive personality trait? Optimism, and being able to see the positive side of things.
What started you quilting? I always liked crafts and patchwork, but I really got seriously into patchwork after visiting an exhibition about 6 years ago.
A Quick-fire Round….What is your Favourite
place to holiday: San Francisco and surroundings
movie: Local Hero
book: I’ll go for a children’s one! Room in the Broom by Julia Donaldson.
band/song: The Pretenders
colour: Dark Red
fabric line: Sugar and Spice, Bliss, Awesome, Little Apples…
fabric designer: Riley Blake, Henry Miller, Heather Bailey… all of them!
sewing tool: sewing machine
completed sewing project: most recently, fabric baskets.
quick finish sewing project: The Stripy Baby Quilt
project when you need a quick finish: coasters or a pillow dress…
|Irina's Least Favorite Quilt: The Scrappy Quilt|
|Irina's Favorite Quick Project: Stripy Baby Quilt|