This week I did get some sewing done. Got the patriotic quilt top sewn together and am thinking about what to for the border. The picture below shows one possibility that I'm thinking about. I do want to finish this (the top at any rate) in a couple of weeks at the retreat I'm going to.
Not shown are the red scrappy strip sets that I made in preparation for the retreat. Those will be made into 8" finished half-square triangle blocks and put into an American Hero quilt.