myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

New EPP Cushion Kits

Do you remember the Sweet Life pillow I made last year for Blend Fabric’s stand at Houston? Well I intended to make a kit of that particular cushion. However I never got my act together in time and now we have just about sold out of Cori Dantini’s The Sweet Life fabric. So I thought

Yo-Yo Trio

  Issue 11 of Love Patchwork and Quilting is now on sale, so I can now show you the project I designed for it It’s a trio of yo-yo pieces – a throw, a cushion and a framed picture. Jen, the editor (who we all got to hang out with at FQR!) had seen this

Boho Pom Pom Cushions

Issue 10 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine should have hit the newstands by now here in the UK. As usual it is packed to the gunnels (what are gunnels?) with amazing projects and fabulous fabric and quilty eye-candy! Lynne has got not just 1 but 2 amazing, jaw-dropping quilts in this issue (how does

Finished Hello World pillow

It’s been a bit quiet in the sewing room recently as I have been busy with our shop move. But I did manage to finish the Hello World pillow for Blend Fabrics. And as I have all my quilts at home at the moment (usually they are hanging on the walls of the craft studio)

Cathedral Window Cover

At last I can share this quilt with you that I made back in January. And I’m so ecited that it’s the cover quilt on this month’s Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine (out today!)! Eeek!! This was quite a big project as not only did they want a quilt with a matching cushion, but they

Improv EPP

I bet you didn’t know you could do Improv EPP, did you? Well it turns out you can! Yes I know it is another cushion, but this one is for me, and it’s also my first FAL finish this year. This project started more than a year ago now as a project to show off

Botch Handle Cushion

This week a friend had a special birthday (a number I am heading for in just a few years too!) so I made her this cushion out of gorgeous Dashwood fabric. I just love those foxes. This is the Botch Handle block for my Modern Sampler Quilt which I finally finished a few weeks back.

Clamshells – rinse and repeat

First off I want to thank you for all the beautiful, heart-felt comments you left after my last post. They were all so comforting and supportive and I really appreciate you taking the time to leave them. Also a special message to KAY. Kay, you have been leaving lovely comments on my blog for a

New Applique and Colour Theory workshops

We’re going to focus on the rest of our new 2014 classes at myBearpaw Craft Studio in this post. First of all I have a new Applique class. For the first few years I offered a class where you decorated a tote bag with needle-turn applique. I have now updated this class so that we