myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

off-centre medallion

A big bold quilt for you today! This is my Off-centre Medallion which was made a few months ago for issue 26 of Love Patchwork and Quilting which is out now in the UK. I was so excited to have made the cover this month!! I just love how great they have made my quilt

Granny Squares Quilt

It always takes me a while to get round to these popular quilts that are quilt-a-longs etc.  I’ve loved the Granny Square quilts from afar for a while now (especially the one Lynz made which was part of our Scottish Modern Quilt Exhibition last year) but never got round to making a whole quilt –

Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild

I’ve been meaning to post about this for ages. The Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild is now well and truly established! That’s us above at meeting number 3, the first in my new studio, during our tea break (with cake of course!). We’ve had number 4 since then and have quite a few projects on the

Bloggers Quilt Festival Spring 2013

Phew I just made it!  Yes, I have just snuck in to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival Spring 2013 on the last day! Thanks so much to Amy for hosting one of my favourite events in the quilting year. Usually I am right there at the front of the queue but this year I was waiting

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Autumn 2012

I have been entering a quilt in to every Blogger’s Quilt Festival  for the last 3 years. This wonderful event is hosted by Amy Ellis at Amy’s Creative Side and is a highlight of my quilting calendar. This year I have a new finish to show you! I just finished quilting ‘The Neighbourhood’ on Monday

Finished Round Robin Top

My Frida Kahlo quilt top has arrived home!  And just look at it! Who would have thought that centre panel would inspire such a stunning quilt!! It is actually SO big that I can’t get a very good photo of it (90 x 81″). But taking it outside yesterday in the sun should give you

ARRR8 completed

Isn’t this just stunning?! It’s not mine and I can only take credit for a small part of it, but this is the last top in the ‘Around the Bend and Across the Pond’ round robin I have been participating in (an Old Red Barn Company group). Our group is called ARRR8 (long story and

Further Across The Sea

The lovely ladies of the Cherish Circle of Do Good Stitches Charity Bee have made a splendid job with the Far Across The Sea blocks for my month as quilter. I provided a tutorial and more info on this block in this post. It was lovely to receive little parcels of patchwork loveliness from all

Far Across the Sea block Tutorial

I wrote all the way back here about the Do Good Stitches Charity Bee on Flickr. I am in the Cherish Circle and every month I stitch 2 blocks and send them off to that month’s quilter who puts them together and quilts them. I am happy being a stitcher and letting someone else do

Around the Bend and Across the Pond

Well I failed dismally in my attempt to post about more of my current swaps before the weekend! I am just running to catch up, as always. Never mind, I am here now to tell you about this unusual swap from the Old Red Barn Co Quilt group on Flickr. It’s unusual because it is