Monday, July 20, 2020

Benartex Christmas in July Blog Hop - The Winterberry Collection

Hi!  Welcome to my blog!  If we haven't met before, I'm Nancy Scott of Masterpiece Quilting. I'm a quilt pattern designer, author and online class instructor.
As part of Benartex's Christmas in July project hop, I am super excited to share the Winterberry collection by Cheryl Haines of Prairie Grove Peddler with you. We live in a woods and have lots of cardinals year round, so as soon as I saw this collection I knew I wanted to make a quilt with it.   Plus it has a panel and well, you know me and panels have a lovely relationship :) 

I made two projects that I can't wait to share with you.  

First - my Block & Tackle quilt pattern.  I designed this popular pattern 3 years ago and have been wanting to give it an update but struggled to find the perfect fabric collection.  As soon as I saw it, I knew the Winterberry collection was perfect for its re-release.  The pattern is available in both print and pdf digital download versions in my Etsy shop for your shopping convenience.  

The pattern is designed specifically for panel sections that finish at 10" square.  The wall hanging finishes as 48" x 48" and will be perfect for my Christmas decor.  Of course, Ruby insisted on being part of the photo shoot! 

The second project I designed is a set of pillows which I've named The Winterberry Pillow.  This pattern utilizes the sections of the panel that weren't used in the quilt and is available as a free download 

These pillows are the perfect accent for your bed or on a sofa and can be easily made with leftover fabric from the wall hanging.  The touch of piping adds an elegant look. 

As you know may already know, this project hop features Benartex, Kanvas and Contempo fabrics as well as 11 talented pattern designers. Each day, from July 20th through the 31st, will bring an amazing new project and fabric collection feature – all the fabrics are in stores now so you can get started on your projects right away and beat the holiday rush! Hang your stockings, play your favorite Christmas carols, make yourself a mug of frozen hot chocolate and enjoy!

Here is the list of all the designers participating, the fabric collection they are showcasing as well as the link to their project.  

Monday July 20th – Nancy Scott, Winterberry

Wednesday July 22nd – Laura Piland, First Frost

Thursday July 23rd – Lisa Ruble, Camp Joy

Friday July 24th – Debby Kratovil, Festive Chickadees

Saturday July 25th – Wendy Sheppard, Ode to Joy

Sunday July 26th – Debby Brown, River’s End

Monday July 27th – Charisma Horton, Deer Festival

Tuesday July 28th – Sandra Walker, Better Not Pout

Wednesday July 29th – Kate Colleran, Joy

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the Winterberry collection by Cheryl Haines of Prairie Grove Peddler as much as I have creating with it! 

I want to leave you with a quick photo of all 3 versions of my Block & Tackle pattern that I have made.  It's such a versatile pattern for both panels and fussy cut focal fabrics. The pattern is available in both print and pdf digital download versions in my Etsy shop for your shopping convenience.  


  1. Beautiful quilts! I love the pattern and the pillows! Thank you for the free pillow download!

  2. Ohhhh...I like these Nancy! Thanks for sharing them!

  3. Great projects for Christmas! And I love your quilt pattern - it looks so different with the different fabrics :)

  4. Love the pillows! They would be a great gift for my step mom. She has a big couch they would look great on and she loves cardinals. I think I have an idea for a birthday present for her now. It's in October so the timing is perfect.

  5. I love that winter one, and I love that puppy! Great location for that quilt, too.

  6. The free pattern page would not load. This is the 29th. Beautiful wall-hanging - so versitile. Thanks.