Fabric, Kona Cottons, Quilt Designs

August 14th – I Didn’t Know About Cedar Trees, Did You?

Photo by Pixaby

Today’s Kona Cotton color of the day is Cedar. This color is a medium brownish color with lots and lots of orangey undertones.

The most I’ve ever known or even thought about Cedar is my cedar chest, that houses all my long ago precious memories over the years and was a gift from my parents at my graduation. And, cedar closets which are supposed to keep moths away. That’s it. That is the extent of my knowledge about Cedar or Cedar trees. So imagine my surprise when I looked it up.

Cedar trees are large evergreen conifers with needle like leaves set spirally on scented woody branches. Cedar trees belong to the pine family and look a little bit like the picture below.

image by fasterhorses

A fun fact about cedar:

The Quinault Lake in Washington is known for having the largest known Western red cedar in the world. The tree may be found on the northwest shore of Lake Quinault near Olympic National Park in the state of Washington. The tree is more than 150 feet tall with a trunk that spans over 18 feet in diameter. (according to the shakeguys.com)

Our color is one of those “color-that-doesn’t-match-the name” (or item) sort of thing. But that’s ok. Here’s my take on Cedar.

Brown Widow Recluse by Kathleen Reynolds for Sew Charming Quilts

Get some cedar for your next project. What’s under your needle this week? Give us a shout-out and let us know!

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