It is so fun to celebrate new book releases with my friends. I got to know Cheryl way back in 2014 when I was a new blogger. She's been so generous in the quilting and quilt blogging communities. If you haven't read her quilt pattern writing blog series, it is top notch! I digress... I'm here today to share my stop on the Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book tour! Welcome.
I chose the String Lights quilt from the book and made a small section of it, large enough to be a NICU quilt. I started with my Quantum charm pack by Giucy Giuce. I love the spectrum of color in the fabrics. Then I set out to find a solid to use as my background. (Why use a neutral when I can add another color?) I wanted to work from stash and chose many contenders that I didn't end up having enough of... and eventually I landed on Kona Pickle for my background. Some of the other options I considered:
My quarter square triangles went together quickly. After I put my columns together it was nice how fast it was to sew all the vertical seams without concern for matching up any seams.
The design of Just Two Charm Pack Quilts is that you start with two charm packs and just need to add two additional fabrics, one feature and one background. This leads to cohesive, scrappy designs. I enjoy that Cheryl features two versions for each off the 16 throw-sized quilts in the book (and I really love the quilts with dark backgrounds).
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED: Congratulations Lisa England! Cheryl is offering one person from my blog a digital version of Just Two Charm Pack Quilts.
To be eligible for the giveaway, make sure you are signed up for my newsletter. When you leave a comment on this post, be sure to use the same email address that you have signed up for my newsletter with. You can leave any message in your comment, perhaps tell me about what charm packs you would like to make into a quilt. The giveaway is open through August 7 (Pacific time). A winner will be chosen August 8 and notified via email.
Tomorrow is the last day of the book tour. Be sure to check out Cheryl's daily posts from this week and last week featuring each pattern from the book and links to the other book hop participants.