Thursday, September 9, 2021


Because I promised myself to quilt some of my favorites in the stash this year, I decided to pull out Sedona. Sedona, designed by Sew Kind of Wonderful, is a beautiful black and white quilt featuring some really neat piecing. It is probably the most graphic quilt I've ever made!

The piecing process of Sedona was intricate and difficult, but I managed to get through it because of the great pattern writing and the usage of the specialty ruler. It's also perhaps the first row-by-row quilt I've ever done.

I had auditioned half a dozen different plans to quilt this, but none seemed right for the quilt. Every time I closed my eyes, I imagined this quilt with simple half-inch spaced matchstick quilting. So that's what I ended up doing.

I took a deep breath before committing, but I felt better as soon as I quilted a few lines and knew I wasn't going to second guess myself anymore ... mostly because ripping would take too long!

Quilting this quilt reminds me a bit of making Aztec Sky, which is also a black and white quilt that I did half-inch matchstick quilting on. Except Sedona was a little easier because it's pieced, hence it's straighter and the seam lines help a lot to keep me aligned.

I'm very happy with the end result, and glad that I was able to finish another of my favorites! While I don't think I can achieve my goal of finishing 17 quilts this year (due to a busy summer), I am glad I talked myself into quilting some of my most precious tops.


  1. Oh my, that is a gorgeous quilt! I think the matchstick quilting was a great choice, and I really like that blue backing. It would be great to see the stack of your finished favorites you've done this year :-)

  2. The horizontal quilting really lets the piecing and graphic nature of the design shine. I also think that the horizontal lines really play with the southwestern vibe of the design really well - it makes the quilt feel closer to a woven blanket or something.

  3. Very, very lovely! Beautiful work and design choices!

  4. The matchstick quilting really emphasizes the row by row graphic character, Liz!!! I love the blue backing, too!!!

  5. Definitely a fine quilting choice for this quilt!


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