myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

It’s been a very pouchy Christmas!

Pouchy for presents that is! I’ve come to the zippy pouch very late in the day, having let my colleague Naomi teach our class in this subject in the past. But armed with this excellent tutorial from Flossie Teacakes  I turned this hexy sample piece (that I made during my demos at the recent ICHF show)

Snappy Pickledish

I signed up for the IGminiswap during an evening of social media frenzy and mass hysteria (you know how it is), and at the time the shipping date seemed SSSOOOOO far away. But of course it comes around… So very last minute I started this just 2 days before I needed to ship. I knew

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 –

Merry Stitches GIVEAWAY!!

Our Christmas Fabric has arrived! I know you are all hot and sweaty and Christmas seems such a long way off but it’s here anyway so let’s celebrate!! And not any old Christmas fabric, no, this is a whole collection from my favourite designer Cori Dantini!! And I’m going to give away a whole FQ

Feathers Quilt

I can’t tell you how much I have been longing to show you my Feathers Quilt! I made it for Love Patchwork and Quilting Mag a few months back and this issue finally hits the newstand today. And I made the cover again this month! So chuffed!!! This felt like an important commission as the

Dresden Porthole Quilt

At last a finished quilt to share with you!  I feel like all I have been talking about is business recently – new shop, Stitch Gathering, blah-di-blah… I always wanted this blog to be separate from my working life but somehow it keeps leaking though (or more like taking over!). So it’s lovely to show

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

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Autumn 2013

Today I am taking part in my 9th Blogger’s Quilt Festival!  Thank you so much Amy for hosting this wonderful event for our community. This time I am previewing my Scrappy Trip Around The World Quilt. But as I have used polka dots throughout I thought I should call it Polka Around The World! Not