myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Spring Garland Applique

After my slightly moany post last time and less than enthusiastic quilt unveiling (thanks so much to everyone who told me they liked it!) here is another magazine commission that I TRULY LOVE! I am doing a series of four seasonal applique cushions for Today’s Quilter, starting with Spring which is in issue 7 (out

Modern Applique Garland

How lovely do these photos look taken in the Autumn sunshine! Meanwhile in the present depths of our Scottish Winter I have forgotten what the sun looks like! It has been grey, wet and miserable for so long now and with no hope of a reprieve in the near future *sigh*. So I am firmly

Improv Meadow Quilt

I have a finish I can share with you as soon as it is finished! So many of my quilts are for publication these days that this is a bit of a novelty! This is my Improv Meadow Quilt, which is actually destined to be a wall hanging. It measures 37 x 43inches. I started

Simply Moderne issue 2 and Improv Meadow WIP

I recently got my hands on issue 2 of Simply Moderne magazine, this is the new quarterly mag from the people behind Quiltmania. I wrote about issue 1 here. As in the first issue, the mag is divided between articles about quilts and quilters and a number of0 projects. This issue has a large feature

Winged Blog Tour – Meadow Applique

Welcome to my stop on the Winged Blog Tour! I am so delighted to be taking part and sharing this Meadow Wall Hanging I made with Bonnie Christine’s beautiful fabric line. Once you’ve had a good read here you must check out some of the other posts on the tour – so much wonderful inspiration!

Disappearing Diamonds

  I made these cushion covers for the latest issue of Love Patchwork and Quilting, which is out today… This issue is all about colour so I was playing around with a 2-tone effect. A bit out of my confort zone really (why use 2 colours when you can use 20?!) and I have to

The Stitch Gathering Ticket Quilt!

Today I am taking part in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival Spring 2014! I have exhibited at every festival apart from the first (didn’t get my blog started until a few weeks after it took place!). Once you’ve read all about this quilt please head over to Amy’s blog and take a look at all the

Botch Handle Cushion

This week a friend had a special birthday (a number I am heading for in just a few years too!) so I made her this cushion out of gorgeous Dashwood fabric. I just love those foxes. This is the Botch Handle block for my Modern Sampler Quilt which I finally finished a few weeks back.

Modern Sampler Quilt finished!

I actually finished this quilt before Christmas, but with everything that’s been going on and with the terrible weather we’ve been having (everything is soaking wet outside!) making photography difficult, I am only just able to share it with you now. This is my Modern Sampler Quilt, that I started making for a class last