Monday, 3 September 2012

A Tale of Three Quilts

We deserved a well earned break and took it in Shropshire and Wales. The Bed and Breakfasts we stayed in were all three just lovely in different ways. This first photo shows the room we had at Hopton House It was beautiful. Not only the room with its balcony and amazing views but also this lovely quilt on the bed. Sometimes its the fabric that makes the quilt not the careful piecing of blocks and complex quilting.  The colours used made this quilt really special, I loved it.

The second Bed and Breakfast we stayed in was in Talybont-on-Usk. The location of this place was what made it so good, on a river and a canal with two great pubs across the road. The Malt House is the family home of Mike and Lyn who made us welcome in their beautiful home. This photo shows the quilt on the bed in our room, a loft room with beams and a fantastic view.

Finally Hafod-y-Garreg, the oldest house in Wales owned by Annie and John whose maxim is that people come as quests and leave as friends. This was our second visit to this historic and quirky B&B, and for the second time we were made so welcome, greeted with offers of a glass of wine and a catch up chat in the sitting room with a fireplace so huge you could party in it. The quilt in this room was on the wall. Annie is an expert on antique textiles and clothing. This quilt's centre was 1900th century and the borders a little later but all stitched by hand, the hexagons only a little over an inch across, so much work and still in great condition.

There will be more about our holiday, but for now the quilts tell the story, as different from each other as the Bed and Breakfasts themselves. 

1 comment:

  1. Both locations sound wonderful and how inviting each room must have been with those quilts... Just perfect :-)