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Tulip Fever

Last Friday, Freddy and I drove up to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival with my mother.  We brought a picnic lunch and spent all of the late morning/early afternoon at RoozenGaarde.  The sun came out as we walked out to the fields.  There we rows upon rows of red, purple, and yellow tulips; and fields of daffodils, too.  I brought home nearly five dozen tulips, which have been cheering up the dining room and living room all week.

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The trip really put me in the mood for spring.  So last weekend I updated the linens in the dining room and started working on a quilted wall hanging.  The “Tiny Tulip” pattern is one I have from Quilting in the Rain, and I just used fabrics from my stash.  The quilt top took about 5 hours to cut out and piece.  Quilting and binding were another 3 or 4.  All together a very quick project.

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To hang the quilt, I decided to try out this method from the Craftsy blog.  A friend gave me a yardstick and Command hooks, which saved me from a (possibly rainy) walk to the hardware store. If it stays up overnight, I will call the project a success.

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Happy Spring!

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