Verona Zig Zag Quilt

This Verona Zig Zag Quilt is the beginning of a beautiful friendship…

Quilting is a labor of love,

a test of patience,

and an outlet for creativity.

Quilting is intimidating.

You begin with over 120 pieces of fabric and watch it come together into something more beautiful than you envisioned.

 When Ashley at Mommy by Day Crafter by Night announced that she was doing a Quilt Along with start to finish tutorial, I was intrigued.  {Big hugs and a huge thanks to Ashley for patiently answering all my questions!}  I had some reservations, mostly about my sewing machine and its capabilities.  But I knew I wanted to challenge myself. 

 Those of you who follow me on Facebook have seen this quilt come together over the past month.

It’s finally finished!!

Verona Zig Zag Quilt via #quilting #sewing

I chose the Verona fabric collection by Riley Blake Designs.  Beautiful colors and patterns!  

{I didn’t know it was possible to fall in love with fabric but I did!}

Verona Zig Zag Quilt via #quilting #sewing

Isn’t the fabric fabulous?  I mean, seriously.  It’s gorgeous!

Verona Zig Zag Quilt via #quilting #sewing

The majority is machine quilted with a touch of hand stitching through the middle of the zig zags. 

Verona Zig Zag Quilt via #quilting #sewing
Verona Zig Zag Quilt via #quilting #sewing

Despite the fact that it is 8pm as I write this post and still 95 degrees outside, I am curled up on the couch under my new blankie.  =)

Verona Zig Zag Quilt via #quilting #sewing

 Quilting is dangerous.

I sliced my finger open with my rotary cutter, burned my fingertips several times, and pricked my fingers more times than I can count. The hubs even suffered an injury when he stepped on a straight pin!  Oops…

But the end result was worth all the pain and time!


On a final note,

Quilting is addicting.  

I can’t wait to start on my next one!


Linking up to these awesome parties!

Homemade by You @ Pincushion Creations 

Show and Share @ Southern Lovely
Lil Luna Link Party @ Lil Luna 
Whimsy Wednesdays @ The NY Melrose Family
Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims
Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts

Live.Laugh.Linky @ Live.Laugh.Rowe.
It’s A Party @ A Creative Princess
Thursday Temptation @ Two Yellow Birds Decor 

Happy Hour Friday @ Happy Hour Projects 
Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence
Friday Fun Party @ Craftionary 
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now

Share the Love @ Love Notes by Lauryn
Fabulous Friday @ Here Comes the Sun
Feature Friday @ Blissful & Domestic
Anything Goes Linky @ Bacon Time
Friday Flair @ Whipperberry
TGIF @ Two Sasters
Shine on Friday @ Happy Go Lucky

Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter 
What’s Shakin’ Link Party @ Shaken Together
Once Upon a Weekend @ Family Ever After

About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!


  1. Love it! I wish I knew how to quilt… scratch that, I wish I knew how to sew. It’s my goal for the year, but given its almost July and I still dont know how to turn my sewing machine on, its not looking too promising. Maybe someday I will be able to make this!

  2. I love it too…I just got a sewing machine for Mother’s Day and have made a few small things! I’d LOVE to learn how to quilt!! :o)

  3. Wow! It looks great! I love the fabric!

  4. Jill, that turned out amazing!!! I’m trying to quilt along with Family Ever After. But instead of just following like I should, I’m trying to do a queen sized quilt. And I’m terribly behind. I just hope I can still catch the link party. Seeing your quilt makes me wish I had gone with this one. I LOVE IT!!

  5. Oh mercy, this is just gorgeous!!!!! Amazing job! I am doing the quilt along on my blog too, not sure if you’ve seen that, but i’m using the same fabric for my ruffle top quilt. SO fun that we chose the same fabric. I absolutely love how yours turned out! xoxo

  6. Wow! Just Wow! Such wonderful colors together – modern yet vintage at the same time.

  7. Absolutely beautiful! You did a terrific job!!!

  8. Jill, this is so beautiful! My very first sewing project was a quilt, so I consider that my sewing “roots”. There’s something so wonderful to be able to snuggle up with something handmade, so I know what you mean about being ready to do another!!

    Great work, I love the colors and hand stitching, it’s a beautiful touch.

  9. Jill… I am so head over heels for this quilt! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your fabric! It turned out so beautiful! LOVE IT! Great job!! Thanks for following along! Glad you made it out alive with all of your injuries! ;) ha ha And yes… quilting is SO addicting! xoxo

  10. Looks like at least some Heather Bailey fabrics in there, right? It does look too sweet not to cuddle with. Did you make the whole thing start to finish in a month? Nice work, and definitely looks like the finished project was worth the quilter’s injuries. I must admit I wish I had made something so sweet.

  11. Good for you! I am a quilter and know that falling in love with fabric is definitely possible! You did a fantastic job. What will you make next?

  12. Love your colors!

  13. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors! Liz

  14. Absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to learn how to quilt now. I’m featuring you today on Favorite Pins Friday!

  15. Love this quilt and your blog is great. I nominated you for a Liebster Award.
    Go check it out.

  16. Oh my goodness, Jill! It is beyond gorgeous. I have scraps of some of those fabrics, and I am holding onto them for dear life!


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