myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Starlights Quilt

Introducing my new Thread House quilt – Starlights!  And the third finish on the blog this week! Yes three months have (somehow) passed since our first patterns were released back in September. So it’s time for three more Thread House Patterns, and this is my offering. I was attempting something relatively simple ( I often

A Journey of Some Scraps

I’m not the sort of quilter who keeps every last little scrap, in fact I’m pretty brutal with the sizes of scraps I throw away (otherwise I would be drowning in them even more than I actually am!), but when I finished making this 3D Improv Dresden block the fabrics were so pretty and looked

Square Cogs Quilt

Issue 39 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine comes out today and I have a quilt featured! This is my Square Cogs quilt made with Joel Dewberry’s gorgeous Wander fabric (the same line I used for my Crockery Cupboard quilt). Absolutely love this modern sampler quilt by Karen Lewis on the cover! And Karen has an

New York Beauty Brigade Quilt

Welcome to my New York Beauty Showstopper!  This was the design brief I had from my lovely editor Jen when I discussed making a quilt with Jennifer Paganelli’s sumptuous new line ‘Color Brigade’ (I know, it’s an American name so it has American spelling, just grit your teeth and let it go). I have a

Colourwash Quilt

Wow, two finished quilts in the same week! Of course these were both finished months ago but at last I can share them here! This quilt features in the latest issue (12) of Today’s Quilter and there’s a bit of a story behind it that involves a feature I’ve contributed to! (so not just sewing

Rainbow Wheel Quilt

Back in the spring I was very busy making quilts for magazines and now a whole bunch of them are being published at the same time and I can finally show them off! So expect plenty of finished quilt posts over the summer. First up is my Rainbow Wheel Quilt featured in Love Patchwork and

Fujiwhara Quilt

Ta Da!! This is my Fujiwhara Quilt and it’s already one of my favourite quilts ever – maybe actually THE favourite! I find it very difficult to stop myself staring at it lovingly – is that weird?! I made this back in February/March and have been desperate to share it since then! But of course

Dishes Quilt

I am so happy that I can at last share my Dishes Quilt with you!  I came up with the idea for this quilt back in the summer and offered it to the editor of Love Patchwork and Quilting, Jen. But instead Jen wanted it for her new magazine Today’s Quilter. You may remember I

Lone Star Rising Higher Quilt

It’s a bit of a Ta Da moment! My Lone Star quilt made with Karen Lewis’s new fabric is finished! My Instagram followers will have seen this coming to life over the last month or so and I’m sure will also have heard over there about Karen’s new fabric line with Robert Kaufman. I am