myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Farmer’s Wife 1930 QAL

Now I don’t usually take part in quilt-a-longs, in fact I think I have only done this once before in all my 6 years plus blogging history! But something about this new Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt books and it’s delicate tiny blocks really appealed to me. Kerry announced she would be hosting this QAL (starting

Dala Horse

Issue 15 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine hits the newstands today and I am so happy to be able to share this month’s project with you… …my Dala Horse! And look, he made the cover too!! This was one of my favourite projects for LP&Q that I’ve done so far. The nice thing about

How I used my embroidery and FREE workshops!

Excuse me a moment while I blow the cobwebs off this blog! A bit of a posting break occurred due to a lingering virus, too many magazine deadlines, a lot of classes and a 4 day show at Glasgow SECC that involved 4 EPP workshops a day! Today is my first proper day off in

Disappearing Diamonds

  I made these cushion covers for the latest issue of Love Patchwork and Quilting, which is out today… This issue is all about colour so I was playing around with a 2-tone effect. A bit out of my confort zone really (why use 2 colours when you can use 20?!) and I have to

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

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

Modern Sampler Quilt finished!

I actually finished this quilt before Christmas, but with everything that’s been going on and with the terrible weather we’ve been having (everything is soaking wet outside!) making photography difficult, I am only just able to share it with you now. This is my Modern Sampler Quilt, that I started making for a class last

The Sweet Life Pillow

Here’s a little EPP project I’ve been working on for the last month and now it’s finished and off to a very special destination tomorrow! The nice people at Blend Fabrics asked me to make something with Cori Dantini’s current line ‘The Sweet Life’ for their booth at Quilt Market!! So my cushion will be

Nametags Workshop

It’s getting very nearly time for our Stitch Gathering Retreat! And I know some of you still haven’t made your nametags yet, so I thought I would do a post with nametag ideas that might be of help with last minute panics. I’ve been making a few of these to show at my Bearpaw Craft

Busy doing nothing

I seem to be always busy but not getting much done at the moment! I think it’s down to a particularly heavy class schedule in May. I don’t really have anything finished to show you and not much prospect of it in the near future! But I don’t want you all to forget about me