Honoring Veterans and a bit of Quilting

Veterans Day was a weekday this year, so the British Car Club committee for the Veterans Drive planned an event for the Sunday after. Three British car clubs from North and South Carolina gathered for a lovely autumn color drive in the mountains. We had 33 cars, and most of those had two people, so a big group.

We started in Brevard and wound our way around beautiful trees on back roads for over an hour.

Mountains seen between the trees show beautiful color all the way up to the top.

We brought picnic lunches and chairs, and the club provided soft drinks and cookies to eat after the program. There was a ceremony to honor all the veterans in all three clubs.

Then a BCC member that I nominated almost three years ago received a Quilt of Valor. You know what caused that delay. I didn’t make this one, it was provided by the Pickens County SC group. The ceremony was lovely, with the backdrop of the mountains in their colorful glory.

Having lunch with a friend this week, I had a new special sushi roll at Champa called a Sunkissed Roll. Salmon and yellowtail tuna with avocado, cream cheese, green onion, tobiko and a spicy sauce. Yum!!!

In the sewing room, I am working on the red and white quilt. Reader Joan S sent me 35 more red and white ones, so I mixed those in with the others to put more prints in each one. I’ll be making two of this colorway now. I began with sewing pairs of blocks.

I intended to put them with the peaks up, but laying them on the longarm to keep them out of the way, I turned the rows sideways, and I like the light/dark diamond shapes. So now, should I do them this way or my original idea?

I also put together nine blocks that were too small to use in the Safelight quilts.

That is pretty quick sewing, and I had a yard of cute Bunny Island fabric for a backing.

It was loaded on the longarm, and quilting is really fast with just a freehand design. I’ll finish this off and donate it to Project Linus. It has been a while since I made them a quilt.

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What are you working on this week?

9 thoughts on “Honoring Veterans and a bit of Quilting

  1. Julie

    Today I’m finishing an advent calendar from a panel I bought last Christmas. It was too late for last year but will be right on time for December’s arrival next Wednesday.

  2. What a beautiful drive, and a lovely way to honor a veteran in the group! I haven’t had a lot of sushi, but that one sounds really yummy. The great thing about those blocks is all the different layouts you can try with them! I don’t think I’ll have a lot of sewing time this week, as we’ll be having my mother-in-law’s memorial service Tuesday, and then leaving to spend Thanksgiving with our kids, but it will be good to be with family.

  3. Mary Ed Williams

    So where did you get that adorable pin cushion in the quilt repair photo? I want to make some for Christmas presents.
    Lovely QOV presentation and ride in the mountains. Brought back lots of memories. Thanks.
    Mary Ed
    P.S. I’m embarrassed when I see how many blocks you received!

  4. Phyllis Smith

    Good Morning, What a beautiful scenic drive for us to enjoy, my only wish is that I could have seen it in person. God has such a since of color Heaven is going to be wonderful and so full of color. The eagle quilt is outstanding! I would proudly display that treasure on a rod in my living room. The thought and love that went into it is so hard to find words for it. Not familiar with tobiko, just what is it? Love all the flavors it has and what kind of sauce did you use? Need to load the dishwasher and get some clothes ready to donate so have a great day, Phyllis

  5. Joan Sheppard

    Awed with the fabulous scenery. Always glad when someone else drives so I can just gawk!
    Kind of like the original block placement, but there are so many variations. (I didn’t realize the red and white pattern fabric was so bright. Sorry) Happy Turkey Day!

  6. Oh, this does look like the most fun. You really do have a grand time with the car group — they sound like a good bunch. And love the quilts, of course! Happy week and Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. How nice that your nominee got honored (finally)!! It looked like a beautiful day for it. Your Red & White quilt is just gorgeous! Love the idea of a quilt repair class. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!! 🙂

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