I cut out scraps of a neutral color fabric (thanks again Celia for the scraps!) I stamped the star from the Bough set and hand stitched around the image. I used a french knot at the star points, and a straight stitch for the outline. I used the water soluble pen to write "freedom" and "liberty" and then I free stitched those. I trimmed each one with pinking shears to be a 2 1/2" square.
Then take your fat quarter of fabric and cut it into quarters. You should end up with pieces that are about 9" x 10 1/2". Hem the edges and then sew the "patches" we made on top.