Thursday, July 27, 2023

Day 4 - Just Two Charm Pack Quilts - Book Hop

 Welcome to the fourth day of the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book hop!  We will be taking tomorrow off and have the last four days of the hop next week.  Today's post is going to be highlighting the Growing Vines pattern and Star Rays pattern (and Tish of Tish N Wonderland's versions).  

  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 seventh quilt in the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book is the Growing Vines pattern.  I love making half-square triangles so I really enjoyed making this quilt.  One thing fun with the main version of Growing Vines is that the charm pack is made up of solids (Driftless Coordinates by Anna Graham for Robert Kaufman) and the fabric A is the brown gingham. Most of the quilts in the book have prints as the charm pack and a solid or solid-like fabric as fabric A so it was fun to do this reversal.  I pieced the quilt top and the Bear Creek Quilting Company did the quilting.

The alternate version of Growing Vines was pieced and quilted by Cindy C.  For this version, I picked out some Nantucket Summer charm packs by Camille Roskelley for Moda and paired them with a white background and dark green fabric A.  I really like how the prints are mostly greens and blues which fit in well with the quilt looking like vines. 


The eighth quilt in the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book is Star Rays.  Stars have always been one of my favorite design elements in quilting so I had to include some in this book :)  I gave the stars a little twist by putting them in rows and staggering the stars so that in some of the are cut off by the side of the quilt.

The main version of Star Rays was pieced by me and quilted by the Bear Creek Quilting Company and I used the Sunburst collection by Art Gallery Studios against the perfect blue (Pure Solids in Ocean) and white.

The alternate version of Star Rays was pieced by Dale H. and quilted by the Carolina Quilt Studio in such an awesome quilting design. This quilt actually used two different charm packs put together. Both charm packs (Elixir and Camellia) were by the same designer, Melody Miller for Ruby Star Society. This is a great tip for combining charm packs. Designers tend to repeat colors and have their collections work well with each other so if you have a single charm pack you would want to use, look at the designer's newer collections because they will probably pair well (and have the added bonus or even more print variety).

Tish of Tish N Wonderland made not one but two Star Rays quilts!!  I love her fabric pairings so please head over to her blog and Instagram to see her finishes.  And please leave her a comment about her wonderful quilts :)


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. I like the growing vines and star rays made me think what a uniques border a row would make!

  2. I'm enjoying this book hop. This is making it even harder to chose which quilt to make first!

  3. The quilts and their beautiful continues to impress me every day. Looking forward to seeing Tish's versions! :)

  4. Love growing vines need to find a background for my charms.

  5. Enjoying so far, but am way behind on mine. Certainly many variations so far & liking what I've seen. Take care & hugs.

  6. Both of these quilt patterns are fabulous. Who can resist stars? I really do like the alternate version of Growing Vines - so pretty.

  7. It's been fun to see all the new versions of the quilts in the books. Kudos to Tish for making so many!

  8. Growing Vines has all sorts of possibilities for a community service teen quilt--- think a nice darker background would be necessary to pop the vines & also deal with all the handling. Thank you for the inspiration--- Kay


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