myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Vintage Home BOM Quilt Along – Month 4

Welcome to Month 4 of the Today’s Quilter Vintage Home BOM Quilt Along! This month it’s all about storage. Perhaps you’ve had a big re-organisation or a clear out of unwanted clutter at the start of the year?  Maybe you’ve found some new (or vintage) tins or containers to store stuff in?  Well that’s the

2017 in quilts

I just read the 2016 version of this post where I said I wanted to slow down my quilt production in the following year and have a little more time to spend with family and friends (and myself) . Well though I still managed to fill a 16 square mosaic, a lot of the quilts

Vintage Home BOM Quilt Along – Month 3

Welcome to month 3 of our Vintage Home BOM quilt along! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas. I always think this period between Christmas and New Year is an odd, disorientating time, I never know what day it is and I’m all out of my routine! So this latest issue of Today’s

Vintage Home BOM Quilt Along – Month 2

Welcome to month 2 of the Vintage Home BOM Quilt Along!  I have been so happy to see your teapots popping up all over Instagram! Even my sister Jane is joining in 🙂 This month we are adding to our Tea Party with with some cups and saucers.  And as these are quite small blocks we

Siddi Inspired Cushion

During my trip to QuiltCon Savannah earlier this year I attended a fascinating lecture by the wonderful Shruti Dandekar on Indian quilting, specifically Siddi and Godhadi quilts.  I was especially taken by the quilts made by members of the Siddi community of Southern India. The Siddi people are descendants of African slaves brought to Goa