Christmas in July with Benartex, Day 3

The Christmas in July designer for today's Benartex Blog Hop is Kate Colleran. She is featuring the Joy collection by Cherry Guidry. Go check it out!

I looked in my own Benartex Christmas vault and pulled out Mistletoe. Can I show you? I did a fun blog post about these (just click that link).

Fabric postcards using Mistletoe
I have been a huge fan of Benartex fabrics since the early days of my Quilt Magazine job. I just counted the Benartex folders on my computer: 99! I'm not kidding; just one short of 100 in these past 20+ years. And I loved it all! Especially when I can make something other than a quilt. Like this vest for my granddaughter. The blog post has a lot of steps for making these fabric postcards.

Child's vest using these sweet panels
Do you remember Nordic Holiday? I made a very large (29" center) Lone Star quilt. You can see the steps by clicking on the link. You can find the pattern in my Etsy store.

Holiday Lone Star quilt: 29" block, 41" x 41" quilt

I made a few blocks using my Double Hexie Star pattern (soon to be published). Here are 2 blocks with - you guessed it - no y-seams!!

Nordic Double Hexie Star #1
 The center hexagon features one of those reindeer.
Nordic Double Hexie Star #2
I chopped up every single piece of fabric. I was able to capture 5 hexagons from the red print.

Nordic Holiday reindeer
That's it for today. You can see my blog posts about these collections by clicking those links. More Christmas quilts from my Benartex vault tomorrow!


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