Adventures in Quilting

The projects and views of a new quilter.

Funky Frogs 9 Patch Quilt May 10, 2009

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This is a small quilt that I made to celebrate the adoption of a friend’s baby. It’s a basic 9 patch that I pieced together on my own with my own touch and variation.

This is the second quilt I started but the first quilt I completed….and gave away 🙂

The quilt was a gift to friends who had just finalized the adoption with their 7-month old daughter. I also made a pillow case for a travel-sized pillow to go with the quilt.

Completion Date: 3/30/09

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To see pictures from the beginning of the project through completion, visit the Flickr Set for the quilt.


Country Store Quilt Shop May 3, 2009

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The Country Store Quilt Shop is my “Home Store” where I participate in their Block of the Month program. I am currently working on the Maple Leaf Quilt and Scrappy Pinwheels Quilt from kits I purchased from The Country Store Quilt Shop, and I just added another BOTM kit today. The Country Store Quilt Shop offers several kits to choose from for both new and experienced quilters, as well as many bolts and fat quarters of fabric to choose from. I had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Margie Harris, on my most recent visit to the store.





Margie Harris, Owner of The Country Store Quilt Shop:
Margie Harris, Owner




Block of the Month Kits:
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Quilts and Projects:
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Around the store:
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Country Store Quilt Shop
3360 Sparta Pike
Watertown, TN 37184
(615) 444-4228‎


Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop

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Fiddlesticks was the final stop of my Las Vegas quilt shop visits, and the farthest from The Strip. Fiddlesticks is in quaint Boulder City near Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. The ladies in the shop are some of the nicest women you’ll ever meet in quilting and very helpful for a new person like myself. The “I Love Puppy Dogs” quilt in the front window was designed by a local artist, and for sale in the shop….as well as an addition to my collection of projects that I will be working on soon. 




“I Love Puppy Dogs” Quilt by Heartstring Treasures:
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Heartstring Treasures
1400 Colorado St. #C
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 294-4920


Snap Sack Kits:
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Sample Quilts:




Around the store:
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Fiddlesticks Quilts
1229 Arizona Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 293-2979



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 Quiltique was stop number four in Las Vegas for me, and probably the largest shop that I visited there. At Quiltique, I found fat quarters available for just about every bolt of fabric for sale in the store, as well as larger cuts of fabric from the end of the bolts discounted. Also available at Quiltique are many, many classes, including FREE classes! Quiltique offers a monthly newsletter that can be read on their website, which has a comprehensive list of all the upcoming classes they are offering, so be sure to check out their website. I purchased two unique items at this shop, one being a journaling book for my mom and myself to keep track of all the quilts that we complete, and the second item being a pattern to make a bean bag frog (which you’ll see pictured below)! The only thing missing is that I wish I had taken more pictures of some of the kits, projects and completed quilts.




Patchwork Frog by Me and My Sister Designs:
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Me and My Sister Designs
36 West Citation Lane
Tempe, Arizona 85284
Fax: (480) 456-3344



Boot Scootin’ Quilt Kit:




Around the store:
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213 N. Stephanie St., Suite E
Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 563-8600


Nancy’s Quilt Shop – CLOSED

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NOTE: This shop is now closed. The website is still up, so I’m not sure if they have other plans in the works or not.



Nancy’s Quilt Shop was the third stop on my Las Vegas tour, and inside I found some really cute packaging for some staple quilt shop items, such as fat quarters and pre-cut blocks. Nancy’s has lots of ideas around the store for small projects, tote bags and kits for bed quilts. The quilt samples weren’t limited to just the walls in this shop and can be found hanging from the ceiling all throughout the store.




Interesting packaging and projects:
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Completed Quilts:
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Around the store:
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Nancy’s Quilt Shop
3290 N. Buffalo Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 839-2779


The Christmas Goose Quilt Shop

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The Christmas Goose Quilt shop was the second stop on my visit to the Las Vegas quilt shops. This shop had a very charming, country feel to it throughout the store. There were many, many samples of small projects mixed in with the bolts of fabric, as well as wall hanging kits and large quilts hanging on the wall. The Christmas Goose offers several ways to save in their store throughout the month, including 30% off on the 30th of the month, a Birthday Club and Fat Quarter Fridays. Check out their website for more details and more special offers.



Some projects that I am going to try:
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Other projects, kits and quilts:
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Free Milky Way Pattern from Quiltime 



Around the shop:
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The Christmas Goose Quilt Shop
2988 South Durango #109
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
(702) 877-1158


Fabric Boutique

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Fabric Boutique is the first quilt shop that I visited on my recent trip to Las Vegas. I arrived shortly after they opened, and the ladies working in the store were very helpful in finding everything that I need for a project I was inspired to make after seeing one of their panels. I’ll be making a lap quilt similar to the one below, but instead of it being a Halloween theme, it will be a Patriotic theme. The shop had many kits, including several other panel kits. The shop also offers a frequent buyer’s program, classes and a few Block of the Month kits. 


The Scary Night kit that I used as the inspiration for the Patriotic Lap Quilt that I will be making:
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Other quilts hanging around the shop:
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Around the shop:
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Fabric Boutique Quilt Shop
4465 W. Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 878-0068