Friday, August 4, 2023

Day 8 - Just Two Charm Pack Quilts - Book Hop

 Welcome to the 8th and final day of the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book hop!

Today we are hopping along with Julie from The Crafty Quilter and Tish from Tish N Wonderland making the Abby & Katie quilt and Sandra from MMM Quilts making the Diamond Hashtag quilt.  

There are also two different giveaways for a digital copy of the book, you can enter all two! 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.


In my shop, you can purchase signed physical copies of the book and a digital version of the book and 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.  You can choose an additional digital or print quilt 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)


The 15th quilt in the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book is the Abby and Katie pattern.  This quilt is build from two different blocks, a first made with the charm squares and the background fabric and a second made using the fabric A and the background fabric.  Because there were two blocks, I decided to name this quilt after my cat and yellow lab that have passed away (Abby was my cat and Katie was my dog).  

The main version was pieced and quilted by Michele B. and used the Meander collection by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics along with Moda Solids in Etching Slate and Feather.

The alternate version of Abby & Katie was pieced and quilted by Faye Jones. Where the main version is soft and sweet, the alternative version is fun and bright. I love how the different fabrics can make a design look so different. The alternate version combined Sun Print Luminance by Alison Glass for Andover with Century Solids in Raspberry and Sky. Faye used the warmer toned prints from the charm pack in the inner blocks and the cooler toned printed in the outer blocks.

Julie of The Crafty Quilter created a version of Abby & Katie for the hop.  Here is just a sneak peek, hop over to her blog to see the finished quilt. I love how Julie used just the block A from the pattern to make a totally different looking quilt!

** Julie is hosting a giveaway of a digital copy of the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book so be sure to visit her blog **

Tish of Tish N Wonderland also made a version of Abby & Katie. Yes, Tish actually made four quilts for the hop and I love them all!  You can see her two versions of Star Rays and her version of Snapdragon Cove.  Tish made a holiday version of Abby & Katie and it is stunning! Hop over to Tish's blog to see the finish!


The 16th and last (but not least) quilt in the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book is Diamond Hashtag.  The quilt design looks like a cross between a hashtag and a diamond block, hence the name :)  Paige of Quilted Blooms (and my co-author of my first book Modern Plus Sign Quilts) pieced the quilt and Valerie K. quilted it.  

The quilt was made using the Love Always collection by Anna Maria Horner paired with FreeSpirit Essential Solids in white and oasis.  The oasis color is a soft muted green and copmpliments the the bright colors of the prints perfectly.

The alternate version of Diamond Hashtag was pieced by me and quilted by the Bear Creek Quilting Company and it used the Sonnet Dusk collection by Corri Sheff for Riley Blake Fabrics along with Confetti Cotton Solids in white and charcoal.  This quilt design could easily be expanded into a bed sized quilt or made smaller into a child quilt by adding or taking away blocks.

Sandra of MMM Quilts created a version of Diamond Hashtag for the hop. Here is just a sneak peek, hop over to her blog to see the finished quilt. I really like how the hashtag fabric is closer to the background fabric so it blends in more, hop over to Sandra's blog or Instagram to see the finish!

** Sandra is hosting a giveaway of a digital copy of the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book so be sure to visit her blog**


Well, that is an in depth look at all 16 quilts from the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book as well as 16 hop participants' versions. Did you enjoy the hop?  Thanks!!

  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. This was great fun! I've ordered my book from you and can't wait to get started!

  2. I loved the hop, Cheryl! What a treat to get to see all the designs and so many versions of them to inspire us. :)

  3. This has certainly been a fun hop. I love Faye's version of Abby & Kate with it's bright pink fabric & had a peek at Sandra's Diamond Hashtag. Take care & hugs.

  4. I have thoroughly enjoyed your book hop, Cheryl!!!I can't wait for the SAL! I want to make them all!

  5. Every quilt tells a story, and this book hop has narrated a symphony of creativity and craftsmanship. Bravo to all!


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