Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tumelo Trail All Day Long!

Today’s post is brought to you by The Penguin—The best soft serve ice cream in Bedford, PA!

No really – this is me at the end of my teaching day yesterday ---48 quilters for a 7 hour straight power sewing marathon – I needed a cup of peanut butter bliss – we all did!

I love this little ice cream stand in the summer, they always have different flavors going, and it’s not a trip to Bedford if I don’t get to stop here after a workshop day.

I know they are only open seasonally – not sure what I would do if I were here in the winter time only to find the little place boarded up “Closed for the Season.”


We had a great time in our Tumelo Trail workshop – the energy level was high and I really enjoyed all of the color and fabric combos the quilters were putting together.


Reycled from shirts!


Sweetness in 30s prints!


Smiley and Scrappy!

((This is Samantha, our youngest power-quilter!))


And even BIGGIE sized for a quicker project!

((Put your big girl block on and deal with it!!))


Happy Scrappy Fun Times!

Basic units make GREAT quilts!  We worked on our seams..those 9 patches need to turn out the same size as the half square triangles for this to work out right…a bit of adjusting and we were on our way to making blocks assembly-line fashion.

Fun things seen in class:



Most of us have reached that “woman of a certain age” status where we need the air MOVING around where we are sitting. I thought this hexie shaped fan was extra fun for quilters on the go who routinely endure episodes of personal summers as we stitch. MUST FIND ONE!

I hope you enjoy the captured moments of yesterday’s class in the slide show below.  Click the image if you are unable to view the slide show on your mobile device, you’ll be taken to the photo album for viewing.

Tumelo Trail, Bedford PA 2014

You'll find the pattern for Tumelo Trail in my book Scraps & Shirttails II.

We’ll see you next time, Bedford!  We are already actively searching for some available spots where we can squeeze in another few days of fun ---I hope you’ll come sew with me again!

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  1. Bonnie, if you find out INFO on the hexagon fan (too cute), please share.

  2. Discovered another charming ice cream store in Decora Iowa called the Whippy Dip. Was a highlight when we drove our daughter to college there many years ago. Kids congregated in the late summer heat and humidity every night we were there.

  3. Great blocks. Love the 30s block. The bubblegum pink really makes the block POP. Sounds as though you all deserved the Ice Cream break!

  4. Just about every quilters I know is a great cook too!!!! Have to keep up our stenght, don't we?

    This group is having barrels loads of fun. we can see the faces beaming with good spirits and love!

    Smiles, JulieinTN

  5. I want to meet the gal in the pix wearing O2 and a ball cap :) Her smile is so big and she looks like she is having tons of fun :)


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