myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

The Doll Quilt is finished!

Yay! All finished and ready to go! I have loved making this doll quilt and taking part in DQS9, even though our house move (right in the middle of it!) did mean I couldn’t be as active in the group pool/discussions as I would have liked. I would love to be involved with the next

Doll Quilt Swap 9 update

This is how far I had got on Friday with my DQS9 quilt. It looks kind of finished, doesn’t it? But I still have a way to go with embellishments.  I really enjoyed making the trees. They are all machine pieced and then hand quilted. I even made a ‘fancy’ back (for the first time!).

Mini Quilt swap

I have just heard from Mary, my mini quilt swap partner, that she has finally received my little offering.  You may remember I gave you a sneak preview a few weeks back. But here is the whole thing! It is called ‘Tudor Vine’ as the inspiration was of a black and white photo of a

A handmade Christmas part 3

I’ve rounded up most of the photos of the rest of the presents I made for friends and family this year to share with you all.So this is going to be a reasonably long post! Mainly because I’m dying to show you the new things I have been making from my Japanese book over the

A handmade Christmas part 1

First of all, mucho apologies for not posting at all in the last two weeks. It’s just the time of year, too much to do at work, Christmas shopping, along with a visit to my folks and the most time consuming thing of all, making lot’s of my christmas presents! So here’s a sneak preview

Hot Air Balloon Cot Quilt

Baby Oscar (my Great-nephew) has finally arrived! Actually he wasn’t late but his mummy had convinced me he would be coming early so I’ve had the cot quilt finished for a few weeks without being able to share it.You can now see it in all it’s glory with the little ‘balloon animals’ sitting in their

Baby Ewan’s Cot Quilt

Finally getting a chance to write something here! Don’t seem to have been able to catch my breath in the last few weeks. Very frustrating as I have SO much to talk about and share!I will start with photos of the now completed cot quilt for Michelle and Gordon’s new baby (they of the double

First Photos!

Feel very pleased with myself for working out how to do this on my own (ok I watched a video tutorial first!). Not many photos to choose from yet as Jonathan needs to process some to be jpgs (I sound so technical!) but here are 2 close ups of baby Henry ‘danger’ Roberts cot quilt.