Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Day 3 - Just Two Charm Pack Quilts - Book Hop

 Welcome to the third day of the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book hop!  Today's post is going to be highlighting the Somerville Circle pattern (and Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl's version) and More Fishies (and Liz of Savor Every Stitch's version).  **Yvonne is giving away a digital copy of the book, see links below.**

  You can find all links for the blog hop and more on the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts page.


Each pattern in the book uses two charm packs, an additional fabric (called fabric A in the pattern) and a background fabric).  The book is the Hamburger Helper for charm packs, stretching two charm packs each into large throw sized quilts.  The book also teaches how to combine two different charm packs, expand one charm pack into two, and how to create your own charm packs from your stash.

All pictures in this post are curtesy of Stash / C&T Publications unless otherwise stated.


The fifth quilt in the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book is the Somerville Circle pattern.  I really like this classic circle look re-imagined as a charm pack friendly design.  The quilt gets its name from the Somerville traffic circle in New Jersey near where I grew up.  It was a crazy traffic circle where three major highways came together.  We tried to avoid it, but it was basically the only way of getting to the mall growing up.

For the main version of Somerville Circle, I pieced the quilt top using red scraps from Bonnie and Camille for Moda against white fabric A and a light pink background.  There are small pieces in this quilt, but each charm square is made into mini strip sets which make the piecing sew together much quicker and more accurate. The Bear Creek Quilting Company quilted large spiral swirls on the quilt.

The alternate version of Somerville Circle was pieced and quilted by Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl.  She used Tula Pink's rainbow blender line called True Colors for FreeSpirit with a white print fabric and a purple/pink background. 

Instead of distributing the various print colors randomly throughout the design, Yvonne arranged them in a rainbow orientation.  This definitely took some additional planning, but the result is spectacular!  Yvonne finished the quilt with stipple and loop quilt designs and a striped binding.

Hop over to Yvonne's blog post to see a behind the scenes look at how she constructed her quilt as well as additional photographs of the quilt in Hawaii!  You can visit Yvonne on her blog, IG, FB, and sign up for her newsletter.

** Yvonne is hosting a giveaway of a digital copy of the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book on her blog, Quilting Jetgirl, so be sure to visit her **

I love how Yvonne's quilt looks on the cover image for the book.

I had so much fun making my Somerville Circle quilt that when I decided to make a quilt from the book as a giveaway when the book first launched, I decided to make another.  For this version I used deeper purple/magnetas with white and purple solids.


The sixth quilt in the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book is More Fishies.  My previous book, Just One Charm Pack Quilts, had a pattern in it called Fishies. It was one of the most popular patterns from the book so I had to come up with More Fishies :)  

Fishies Quilt from Just One Charm Pack Quilts

More Fishies has a different style fish (and more of them) to create a larger throw size quilt.  I used the same Breeze collection by Zen Chic for Moda as the Fishies quilt and paired it with a lime green fabric A and a navy background.  I pieced the quilt top and the Bear Creek Quilting Company used this perfect wave-like design for the quilting.

The alternate version of More Fishies in the book was pieced by Cindy K. and quilted by Johellen George.  Instead of using a charm pack, I created my own charm pack by cutting up scraps and fat quarters of navy prints.  I paired these with an orange print for fabric A and a light blue background.  I love how the fish are all swimming in different directions :)

Liz of Savor Every Stitch created a version of More Fishies for the hop. She is one of the most amazing quilters I have ever met (I might have squealed in delight when I saw the quilt she made). Here is just a sneak peek, please head over to her blog to see the finished quilt. If you love the quilting as much as I do, please leave her a comment on the post.


In my shop, you can purchase signed physical copies of the book and a digital version of the book.

As a bonus for this book hop, if you purchase a copy (digital or printed) from my shop, you can get one additional free stand alone pattern now through the end of the hop on August 4th.  

For the purchase of a printed copy of the book you can choose an additional digital or print pattern and for the purchase of a digital copy of the book you can choose an additional digital pattern.  

Just add the book and additional pattern to your cart and the pattern will automatically be free (no coupon code needed).  Just email if you have any questions.

You can also find the book at your local quilt shop, AmazonConnecting Threads, the Fat Quarter ShopC&T Publications, and more. (affiliate links)

I hope that you enjoyed seeing these quilts and will check back tomorrow for more quilts :)  Remember, you can get your signed copy of the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book and a free additional pattern now through the end of the book hop.



  1. Congratulations on your new book release, and best wishes for its success. You've come a long way since "New Quilt Bloggers" class of 2013!

  2. Liz's quilting is always top notch, but she really did an amazing job with her version of More Fishes!!

  3. Enjoying this hop and am amazed by some of the quilting to go with the patterns. Take care & hugs.

  4. These two are some of my favorites! I love Somerville Circle having lived in Somerville MA for a few years and then fish, well, they are just adorable. Really enjoying this hop!

  5. I totally missed that Yvonne made the alternate version of Somerville Circle. I guess with quilting books, the pictures just have way more allure.


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