Peaks 6 Recap – Card Tricks & Paper Piecing
Yet again, Patchwork in the Peaks was so much fun! Grab yourself a tall latte because it’s going to take some time to go through these pictures. 🙂 There were some challenges and some “whip-it-up-quick-like” and everything in between. We returned to Chalet 4 Vents for a second time and with a little tweaking, we used the space even better than before. This time we left the dining tables downstairs in the lounge and had the whole of the upstairs room to quilt.
We had the most beautiful weather this time, with every lunch eaten outside on the terrace, and sunshine brightening the whole sewing room all day. Yes, a bit too bright for that last hour or so of each day as the sun went down over the mountain peaks, but no complaints. 🙂
With 12 attendees plus a new blogger, my mum, Gina & I, we were 16 strong in that wonderful room and I’d say we got a lot done! Day 1 saw us setting up the room a little differently than before and everyone enjoyed the new layout. Next time will be even more improved!
We had a couple of late arrivals, some new friends come from Zurich & Germany and hugs all around for returning Peaksters. A little bit of settling in and it wasn’t long before dinner was served.
After a luscious dinner, we moved right into Show & Tell. What beauties everyone brought!
It was a late night for many as we were a bit too excited to sleep.
Day 2 started with a new project, the Spinning Card Trick Star.
It was surely a challenge but there were some lovely results. While I used the pattern to have a good exercise in “Y” seams, it can also be done without using that technique. The pattern is available on Craftsy HERE!
The afternoon passed quickly with everyone working on their Card Trick stars and other projects or having nail or massage services. Friday evening, Quilt Fairy Gina lead the group in another tutorial on how to quickly piece 1″ square checkerboard segments. She had used hers to make a lovely quilted mat with pockets to use under the sewing machine. Relieved to have a simple project after the busy morning, most of the ladies dove right into my Scrap Stash with glee abandon. It was an unusually early night for me but some of the others stayed on until the wee hours again.
Day 3 gave us a wonderful workshop on paper piecing from our special guest, Karen Ackva, aka Karen-the Blogger.
There were two Karens on the premises so we had to differentiate. 🙂 Karen’s techniques are all about the easy way to do things (a nice change from the previous day!) and she had created a lovely pattern just for us, called Autumn Leaves at the Peaks.
The pattern is now on Craftsy (here) It wasn’t long before lots of leaves were forming, in all different sizes and colour schemes.
There was time to enjoy the weather on the terrace…
And the hot tub was open & ready for an afternoon dip before dinner.
After a scrumptious dessert of chocolate croissant bread pudding, I don’t know how we could move but there was the Fat Quarter Dice Swap game. This is supposed to be a friendly game but I must say, there were some cut-throats in that group! 🙂
It was great fun and we all went away with some lovely fat quarters.
Back upstairs, more progress was being made on various projects, with a little more wine involved than before. 🙂
Sunday dawned bright again to frenzied sewing. We have to break down the tables before lunch but needed some piccies on the balcony too!When you look at all of those beautiful projects, in various states of finished, you can see these ladies really did make huge progress on so many levels. Beautiful works!!
Our last lunch on the terrace was relaxed.
One last look at the beautiful mountains and we’re on our way.
NB: Much of these beautiful pictures were taken by Karen Ackva (aka Karen the Blogger). Many thanks for sharing!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures of the gorgeous works of art these ladies have created over the weekend. We had loads of fun and are already looking forward to Peaks 7. Hope you’ll come join us!! 🙂
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