myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Southwest Modern book review and a new HST project

The lovely people at Lucky Spool sent me Kristi Schroeder’s new book Southwest Modern and I’ve been feeling really inspired by it! It’s part quilt book and part travel book which definitely makes it stand out from the crowd. Kristi is a native Texan and in her book she takes us to five different Southwest

Modern Medallion – in progress

I’ve been planning to make this quilt for a while now. It’s going to be a new 10 week evening course at myBearpaw Studio. But of course I never leave myself enough time! I started it a month ago and completed a large centre and a border of HSTs. I had some positive feedback on

Bearpaw Squared

The other week I had the last class in my Modern Patchwork Techniques 2 evening class block. I decided that we should concentrate on HST’s and maybe even have a go at designing our own blocks. And so, in preparation, I thought I’d try to design a block myself. After about 5 minutes doodling I