Saturday, September 09, 2023

Road Trip Quilt Along Day 35, Drive to Florida - Star of Virginia Block

This block got changed from the original plan - Virginia Reel was going to be too challenging in this small size, so I picked a different Virginal block - a nice star!

Today was a drive of a little more than 400 miles, but it actually was more than 30 segments on our GPS - including one road called Thigpen Trail!

We started in South Carolina.  We saw some lakes.

Lots of clouds today, and rain here and there.  We crossed into Georgia and drove many roads!

Some pretty country roads, too.  
We stopped at a Waffle House for lunch.  We weren't overly impressed.  The cashier told us it was like a Denny's and my first thought was that she had never actually been in a Denny's before!  When we told my brother about it, he commented that someone was always getting stabbed or shot in a Waffle House!  Later that year I saw a viral video about it, and have heard lots of jokes, too.  You can look it up, if you don't know - just a fun side note and a trip memory for sure!

Looks like we ran out of hills, too!  It's pretty flat in this part of the country.  But very pretty and green!

Finally we arrived in Florida!

It was very cloudy and humid.  And look at those beautiful trees!

We'll be staying put for a few days here, so will be getting close to caught up!  I was very much excited to visit my brother and sister-in-law and see their house!

Three inch Virginia Star

The nine inch block.  This is a variation on a variable star block.

And the nine inch will finish up this week's blocks!  Tomorrow, we start week six!  By this point in our trip, we couldn't believe all the places we had been and were excited that we still had three weeks left!  I hope you are still excited to work on these blocks, too!

If you want to see some gorgeous quilts, check out this blog post from Island Batik, it's the end of week 1 of the Pieced to Perfection Blog Hop!  Sorry I forgot to add it to my post last week, but don't worry, I'll be sure to keep you informed for the next few weeks!

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