A Burning Cedar Tree Quilt Inspiration

Quilt inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources. Tonight I’m fantasizing about all the cedar trees in the world spontaneously combusting. I am going to pour out all the vitriol I feel towards the whole genus of Juniperus on a new quilt.

Quilt inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources. Tonight I’m fantasizing about all the cedar trees in the world spontaneously combusting. Yes, I have a degree in natural sciences and I KNOW all about the environment and I KNOW how interwoven it all is. BUT! After a month, that included a week in bed, feeling like I have the flu, suffering from CEDAR FEVER, I think it might be nice if they just disappeared, like instantly. With all that KNOWING being said… officially, on my list of quilts to do someday is a burning cedar tree. It won’t be religious, or a statement on *gasp* global warming or climate change. IT will be brutal and mean and I am going to pour out all the vitriol I feel towards the whole genus of Juniperus and especially Juniperus Ashei. This quilt shall be named Ashes to Juniperus and Dust to Cedrus. An odd name that sounds very big and angsty (my new word today). A name that will give me justice at least in my own mind toward that despicable immune system bashing miscreant plant.

I actually do feel better after spouting that out. Now, where is my Nyquil?

Music to quilt by

I have found that I do a better job at long arm quilting if I listen to music. I do better if I match my music to the end results I want. If I want passionate swirly designs then flamenco guitar is what I need to go to. If I want lots of repeating small motifs, then maybe William Tell Overture, or some John Sebastian Bach is in order. If I am in a really adventurous mood and I want to do big designs, then some Greenday, or ACDC Back in Black is my go to album. For girly flowers and 60’s groovy stuff, I seriously will listen to Engelbert Humperdinck. I guess I’m omnivorous. Lately it’s been Apocalyptica, symphony instruments and talented hotties playing metal. Yummy quilting music!