myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

‘The Neighbourhood’ quilt top finished

First off, thanks for all your kind comments wishing me a happy holiday. I had a lovely relaxing time, and have come back very tanned from all the gorgeous sun out there! Well I finished the House Block quilt top! Now re-named ‘The Neighbourhood’. The original inspiration for the quilt was ‘The Burbs’ from the

House Blocks

For the last year I have been sewing blocks for the Tag Square Bee on Flickr. This has been a fun, though frustrating Bee, to be part of. We seemed to have more than our fair share of Bad Bee Luck, with about a third of the members dropping out half way through due to

Blogger is being very mean too me!

I first published this post last Thursday *a few weeks ago!* but something must have gone wrong with Blogger as it appears it has not been showing up in the dashboard/reader. I thought you had all gone very quiet, and was even more alarmed after I published another post yesterday and, again, heard a deafening

Giveaway Day results!

OMG!! I was absolutely blown away by the amount of entries I had for the Sew Mama sew Giveaway Day! Wow, you lot REALLY wanted to get your hands on that pile of fabric!! I never, in my wildest dreams, expected to get as many as 1220 entries! So please excuse me for not being

Quilt for a computer geek – top finished!

Here is the top for Felix’s 21st birthday quilt finished (well almost, see below). I posted about the initial idea here. It is based on a computer colour tool. This has got to be one of the easiest quilts I have ever made. Once I had tracked down the wonderful Kona Solid Charm Packs (from

One good turn deserves another

  Remember how happy I was a few weeks back when I received all those lovely FQ’s of Elizabeth Scott’s ‘Red Rose Farm’ fabric directly from Elizabeth herself? Well I was desperate to get them cut up and sewed back together again as soon as possible! And like everybody else recently, I have been so

Dolls, Bees and Owls

I seem to have lots of different projects on the go at the moment. Some I have already started, and some I am still waiting to start, or rather I am at the design stage still. Like the Doll Quilt Swap. You may remember, I mentioned a few weeks back that I had got in

The Christmas Star Quilt is finished!

Yes, I know Christmas was a few weeks back but never mind, this quilt can be enjoyed all year round! If you remember, a few posts ago, I asked for help with machine quilting this quilt, which was made with the help of The Quick Christmas Bee.  You were very generous with your advice and

Christmas Star Quilt

As promised, here is the Christmas Star quilt top I got finished when I was snowbound last week. I only had another 10 blocks to make as the wonderful folks from The Quick Christmas Bee had made the other 14! (I had made the first one as a demonstration block). Thanks so much Marg, Lynz,

Cathedral Window Pillow

Well I have had quite a week with all the snow, ice and traffic chaos up here in Scotland. I can’t be bothered to bore you with all the details, but we did finally manage to get my father on a flight home on Thursday, but that was only after 2 failed attempts to take