After lunch we took ourselves to Cae Hir Gardens, only a few miles away. These gardens have been fashioned from a steep 6 acre hillside site and they are really pretty.
While Dad enjoyed the planting and design, Mum and I enjoyed the outdoor exhibition of modern quilts. There were about 40 quilts displayed around the different sections of the garden.
This is a detail of one quilt that particularly caught my eye.. the fabric has a musical theme then a treble clef design has been stitched all over the quilt. I hope that you can make it out from my picture. I understand that it's this 'secondary design' which is typical of Welsh quilts...
This was the view from the top of the garden.
We chatted to the owners for a while when we made our way back down to the coffee shop at the bottom. They explained that this was the first quilt exhibition that they'd ever tried but they had definite plans to do other one next year. I think it was a lovely idea that worked really well.
Since I got home I've tackled some of my projects with renewed vigour. There's nothing quite like seeing some-one else's beautiful finished work to 'get the crafting juices flowing' again!
Thanks to Mrs Thrify for the 'One Lovely Blog' award. I will try to respond properly to it this time!