Monday, 7 July 2014

Quilted Saints in Truro

Last week I received my birthday gift from my dear friend Lyn:  she has sewn me this gorgeous Family House, and it is now hung in our kitchen so we can see it constantly - I LOVE it:
On Friday Lyn and I drove over to Truro Cathedral in Cornwall where there was an exhibition of quilts which represented the Saints of Cornish Churches.  What a wonderful setting for some beautiful pieces:  here are just a few of the 35 quilts on show:
St. Stephen made by Jo Colwill from Cowslip:
Saint Martyn made by Di Wells:
St. Cohan made by the Group Quilters Dreckly:
St. Budoc made by Falmouth Quilters:
and St. Piran made by Jane Hawkins:
All 35 quilts were amazing, this is just a random selection.  Much research went into each quilt and the size of the quilt was strict but the design was open to many ideas coming from the individual information for each Saint.  Truro Cathedral was a wonderful backdrop for these quilts:

The Exhibition runs until the 14th July, and I understand from one of the Stewards that it is possibly going "on tour" - so keep a look out as it is well worth viewing.
I have been busy making 8 cushion covers for my God-daughter Ginny - here is the end result, and she loves them which is all that matters!
We have had friends from Australia visiting for a weekend - the young girls decided that playing with my fabric was such Big Fun, bless them!:
It was lovely to catch up and a good excuse to go back to the River Cottage Canteen in Plymouth - this time for Sunday lunch:

This is one of my favourite recipes from the River Cottage cook book "Fruit":  Fridge Flapjack - highly recommended!:  you can taste the goodness:
I ordered 3 new cross-stitch patterns from Niky's Creations, and they arrived this morning:  I am so looking forward to sewing these:
 And I have just started this lovely quilt which is one of Jo Colwill's designs:
It is available as a Kit from Cowslip if any of you are interested - just love the colours.  I shall be sewing more of this later, and will probably get on really fast now the tennis from Wimbledon is over.  What a wonderful Mens Final yesterday - couldn't take my eyes off the TV.  I shall miss it.
Well I wonder if when I next update my Blog I will be a Grandmother??!!  Dot is keeping well and looking forward to finishing work in 2 weeks time.  Fran moved house last week:  here is her beautiful cat MiuMiu keeping guard of a shoe box! - packing up was obviously just too tiring:
So all in all another busy time and much more to come.  Thank you for visiting My Quilting Life - I hope you all have a great week.  


  1. I loved seeing the quilt exhibition and the beautiful cathedral too. Your cushions you made for your goddaughter are wonderful! Great that you got to visit with friends as well. Lovely birthday gift, and I love the quilt you started! Beautiful! I'm in Wimbledon withdrawal as we speak. Ugh.

  2. What a lovely gift from your friend! The quilt exhibit looks extraordinary in that cathedral. MiuMiu is so adorable!!

  3. What a wonderful birthday gift! Thanks so much for sharing the quilt exhibition - I enjoyed looking at the quilts and the cathedral. I've visited Salton House near Plymouth, but not Plymouth proper.

  4. Am sitting here with my eleven year old niece and she wants that cat! Love your gift from Lynn - beautiful! XCathy