I didn't know how to mark today and so I asked my sister Linda, my next door neighbor Doris, and my best and dearest friend Diane for suggestions. We kicked around a few things as women will do and patriotism seemed to be the winning topic. I suspect with all of the troubles in this world, the upcoming election, and the disastrous state of the current economy it makes sense to stop and examine our loyalty and perspective.
Websters Dictionary tells us a patriot is one who loves and defends his country.
Since this pledge was to be the center of the pillow I looked for additional scraps to piece the squares and came up with enough red, white. and blue to put one together. I would like to tell you I measured and calculated but that would be a lie. I just stacked up the colors I was going to use on the cutting board and placed the fabric with the pledge on top, pulled out the straight edge rule I use as a cutting guide and cut a stack of rectangles.