myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Crockery Cupboard Quilt

Following on from yesterday’s Conkers Quilt unveiling, here is my second pattern for our first The Thread House release – The Crockery Cupboard Quilt!

Eagle eyed readers will recognise the bowl motifs from an earlier version, my Dishes Quilt which featured in Today’s Quilter last year.

I loved making those bowls so much that it got me thinking what else I could line up on a shelf.

So I started making jugs and they worked out really well.

Before I knew it I had 2 sizes of bowls and 2 sizes of jugs! One of my craft club members, Catriona, had the genius idea to make an odd jug face the other way – such a great idea, thanks Catriona!

A set of pretty tumblers completed the crockery cupboard. The fabric is all from Wander by Joel Dewberry. It’s the second quilt I’ve made using this (the other one will be in next month’s Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine), and I like it so much that we stock it in the shop (you can buy a bundle from me here!).

The background is Essex yarn-dyed linen in black, an all-time favourite of mine.

This was such a quick and fun quilt to make. The handles are curved pieced and do take a little practice, but there are only 9 of them and the rest is really straight forward strip piecing.

I thought an overall FMQ pattern would work best so I developed this big echoey daisy which I think I will definitely use again!

Not only can you buy this pattern (imminently!) but I am also offering this as my new 5 week evening course starting in late October!

We launched the new Christmas prospectus yesterday and I don’t think we’ll have too much trouble filling this class as there are only 3 places left already! So if you are local and keen then don’t take too long before booking!

For the backing I used a vintage sheet (well actually a duvet cover and I reckon it’s from the 80’s – is that vintage?!).
The pattern are ready to buy…. NOW!!
You can go straight over to our payhip page and download this pattern. There’s info about all our patterns here.

I would love to know what you think of my two patterns, please share your thoughts, good or bad!

Next post will be the pattern giveaway!!


  1. I do wish I lived nearby because I would love dot attend classes to make this quilt. I collect jugs and have them all around my kitchen, it would be fun to make this and match them up with my own collection. x

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