Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Day 9 - Just One Charm Pack Quilts Book Hop

We made it to the final day of the Just One Charm Pack Quilts book hop!  Today in this post we will highlighting the last two quilts from the book and seeing some additional makes by the hop participants.  I hope that you have enjoyed the hop!

I will be sharing the Blossom Chains and the Goose in the Pond quilts from the book today. In addition to these quilts, Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl and Sarah from Sarah Sews will be sharing her version of Ships Ahoy. Both quilts are fabulous!  I will be sharing sneak peek images of their quilts so you can visit their blogs to see the full quilts and learn more about their quilts and processes.


Each pattern in the book uses a single charm pack, an additional fabric (called fabric A in the pattern) and a background fabric).  The book is the Hamburger Helper for charm packs, stretching one into a full quilt :)

You can grab a copy of Just One Charm Pack Quilts on Amazon or get a signed copy in my shop.  

As a bonus, if you purchase a signed copy from my shop, you can get one additional free stand alone pattern (digital or printed) by adding the book and a stand alone pattern ($12 value) and then using the coupon code HOPPATTERN (through the end of the hop 7/29) during checkout.


Blossom Chains uses three different, simple block designs that when combined into the quilt top, create a blossom like effect. My children love the bright rainbow colors of the Sun Print 2020 charm pack, and I felt that a black background would make these colors pop.  Carol's quilting using bright pink was a fun finish to this quilt.

Pieced by me, quilted by Carol Alperin.  Photo by C&T Publications


Goose in the Pond is a fun take on the classic Goose in the Pond quilt block. With only four blocks and simple strip piecing, the quilt comes together quickly and easily.  For the first version, I used Canning Day by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics paired with white and Prussian blue fabrics.

Darleen made the second version of Goose in the Pond for the book using Amethyst Garden by
Melissa Lowry for Clothworks along with white and charcoal fabrics.  


Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl made the second version of Blossom Chains for the book using a charm pack of Flour Garden by Linzee Kull McCray for Moda Fabrics, Bella solids in white and a background of Shot Cotton in Pool by Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit Fabrics.  Yvonne finished the quilt with intersecting spirals.

For most of the quilts featured in this book, the charm squares were be placed to get an even distribution of colors and prints across the quilt top.  Yvonne placed the charm squares strategically so that the colors of the charm squares are in set locations in the quilt top. This provides a different and interesting look to the quilt.

Here is just a sneak peek of the quilt, hop over to Yvonne's blog and Instagram to see the full quilt picture.


Sarah of Sarah Sews made a beautiful version of Ships Ahoy. She has been a quilter for about 15 years and has recently explored quilt design and pattern writing. She is obsessed with big quilt blocks, bright colors and combining them with smaller units to look for secondary patterns. I love how she made the pattern her own by adding some additional blocks to make the quilt a little larger.

Sarah used a charm pack from Ruby Star and her stash to make the quilt and walking foot quilting to accent the blocks with an X. Visit Sarah's Facebook page and Instagram to see the full reveal.

See you tomorrow for the wrap up!


  1. I've enjoyed seeing all the quilts in multiple versions! I bought the book a couple of weeks ago, so now it's time to choose the first one to make! I have three quilt tops to quilt first, though. . . .

  2. Your book is wonderful! How did you know I had a box of charm squares to make use of? I like to make my own patterns from old blocks, or a borrowed idea, but your concept was new to me, and brilliant. Thank you so much for the book, and all these great ideas.

    1. Thanks! Even after making an entire book of charm square quilts, I still have a huge stack left :)

  3. It was such a treat to get to make Blossom Chains and I've loved getting to see all the quilts made for the book and book hop!

  4. It's been fun seeing all the quilts you and the other designers made. Nice show!

  5. It's always fun to see how different fabrics change the nature of a quilt. There are so many fun ones in the book.

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