I am working on a super top secret project for the International Quilt Festival of Ireland. I completely wish I could tell you all about it because I really need a bit of help! Until I can, here's a little peek of what I am quilting:
How far out of my depth am I? Um. 90% uncomfortable and 10% confident if I had to really place bets. Let me explain. This quilt, called Cúchulainn, is part of an exhibit that includes 19 other quilts made by members of my local Patchwork Society Branch. Together they will be displayed at the International Quilt Festival of Ireland in Galway this June.
The quilts will interact with one another, so they need to be completely uniform, aligned correctly, use the same fabrics, use the same quilting techniques, etc. So, I feel that I really need to get this right. There are a few problems, though. I have no experience with many of the skills I need! It uses batiks, which I have not used before. It uses appliqué, which I have not done on a large scale as I am here. It uses a satin stitch, which takes FOREVER and used 400m of thread today alone!
That being said, I am learning from my society co-members, am expanding my skills and hope to eventually use my FMQ skills! This one might keep me busy for a little while :)