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June 24th – Spanish Moss… Just Not From Spain

Photo by Pixaby

Today’s Kona Cotton color of the day is Moss.

Moss is a deep avocado-ish green. The only really cool moss I remember seeing is the Spanish Moss hanging from the trees in Louisiana when we visited my Aunt, Uncle and cousins who lived there. I was 12 at the time and we visited the summer after we moved from New York to Texas. Yes, that was a complete and utter culture shock for me.

But the moss hanging from the trees was something, unique to the southern part of the United States and completely fascinating to me. In case you didn’t know…. Spanish Moss is not actually from Spain. It is native to the southeastern United States, Caribbean, Mexico, South America and Central America, basically anywhere where it’s hot, moist and swampy. The name was a verbal tussle between the French and the Spaniards, about how the moss looked. The French called it “Spanish Beard” because of the Spaniards long beards. The Spanish called it “French Hair”. Over time the French won out and it eventually became known as Spanish Moss. But the moss on the trees is REALLY cool looking and all I can say is that it sure would be creepy to walk under the trees in the dark or during the month of October. Well, you know what I mean.

But let’s see what we can do with this dark mossy color in a quilt. Shall we?

Spanish Moss by Kathleen Reynolds for Sew Charming Quilts

Let us know what’s on your cutting table this week! We’d love to know what’s going on in your quilting world.

And if you wanna give moss a try…. you can get it here on our website for 15% off today!

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