We used to call it Decoration Day –
A day to decorate the cemetery
With tea roses snipped from Grandma’s trellis;
To decorate old soldiers’ uniforms
With medals glistening in the sun;
To decorate kids’ bikes and wagons
With red, white and blue crepe paper;
To decorate front porch railings
With a gently furling flag;
To decorate outdoor picnic tables
With fried chicken and baked beans;
To decorate winter-weary lives
With the first holiday of summer.
The design for the mini-quilt is adapted from a World War II era bridge tally card and fuse-appliqued.
4 thoughts on “Memorial Day”
Very nice, Lillian. You certainly have a knack for adapting designs for applique. Perfect for you mini stand. Enjoy the rest of your long week-end.
I love it, because, to me, it looks like a celebration of those who came home after service.
This is such a beautiful tribute-so very fitting for today.
what a lovely little quilt. so patriotic and springy with the waving of the flag