On Wednesday we visited Trerice House, an intimate gem of an Elizabethan country house near Newquay. Flower borders inspired the patchwork I pieced that evening.
The borders I pieced reflect the chance to use some of the brightly coloured fabrics in the selection I’d taken with me, not the harmonious subtleties of the real thing.
The weather gradually got better and better as the week went on and we spent the Thursday at Tintagel in blazing sunshine.
Tintagel Castle is built on a headland which is joined to the mainland by a narrow neck of rock. This side is called the Haven and was deep enough for Tudor warships to moor there.
So deep teal-turquoise fabrics on either side separated by the grey green of the rocky headland seemed appropriate for my patchwork.
The weather forecast for the Friday was wall-to-wall sunshine so we spent it on Hawker’s Cove, the beach we ‘discovered’ the previous Sunday.
No sewing to show for this day as the evening was spent cleaning sand out of everything and packing to go home but I do still intend to make a piece from golden sand and deep bluey turquoise coloured silks sprinkled with some of these minute scallop shells which lay in drifts across the beach.
Now to finish them all.