myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Butterfly Block Tutorial

It’s time for a new tutorial! How would you like to make a pretty butterfly block that’s quick and easy and requires NO foundation paper piecing?! That’s right no FPP! It’s not that I have anything against FPP but sometimes you want to just rotary cut and sew! I’ve been playing with the gorgeous new

Tell Me A Story Quilt

Somehow I’ve accidentally made this cot quilt! I only intended to make a block or two of these super fun ‘tell me a story’ blocks from Amy Friend’s new book, but I got a bit carried away and made a whole quilt! But I bet that’s happened to everyone at same stage, hasn’t it?! Amy,

Little Scrappy Trip Quilt

I am at home all week working on new Bearpaw craft classes for the Autumn which will get announced in a week or so (no pressure then!). Phew, being creative all day is really hard work! And stressful! I’ll be glad to get back to the shop. So there will be lots to show you

A hearty Goodbye to 2011…

… and Hello to 2012! I am just hoping it will be an improvement on 2011 which was a pretty pants year as far as I was concerned, but it did have lots of good points too. And look at all the quilts I managed to actually finish! I am very impressed with myself. Of

Trip around the pumpkins

Here’s a Trip Around The World cot quilt I just finished to sell in the shop. I used this tutorial from Quiltville and it was very quick and easy. Melanie of Texas Freckles is doing this design for one of the other ‘Do Good Stitches’ circles this month and recommended this tute. I like checking

Hexalong Liberty Star Quilt

Hexalong Liberty star quilt – close up, a photo by bearpawandbearpaw on Flickr. In a last ditch attempt to get my blog to work, I am trying to blog from Flickr. If this shows up in the Dashboard then I am back in business! later: Well it looked like that did eventually work – in

A quilt finish and a bunny for Bexy Boo!

I made this log cabin cot quilt for my Beginners Patchwork and Quilting evening class that starts in September (only one place left!). I just realised I have no idea of the size (and it’s at work in the craft studio so I can’t measure it), but it is maybe a bit big for a

More tickertape cot quilts

A few weeks back I made a tickertape cot quilt as part of the latest ORBC quiltalong. Deeroo was hosting the quiltalong on her blog and I posted about the quilt I made here. Well that quilt sold in my shop really quickly and since then I have had it on the top of my

Rebecca’s Cot Quilt

  After a bit of a rush, I have just finished this cot quilt for Sarah’s new baby. Sarah is my very hard working (and now very missed!) colleague, who went on her maternity leave about a month ago. Her baby wasn’t due until mid October, but little Rebecca couldn’t wait to start her life