myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

EMQG Charity Quilt version 2

As most of you will know I was very busy this weekend hosting the third annual Stitch Gathering! While I am gathering my thoughts (and recovering!) and before posting a full report, I wanted to tell you about our EMQG quilt raffle that we launched at Sunday’s event. You may remember the quilt our Edinburgh

Homebody Quilt

Issue 25 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine goes on sale today and here is my offering this month! It is made with an improv house block and the magazine has called it the ‘Homebody Quilt’ which I like and am keeping. I made it completely from a Fat Quarter bundle of Denyse Schmidt’s Franklin

Buffer Wheel Quilt

Issue 24 of Love Patchwork and Quilting landed in my mailbox yesterday (and it hits the news stands on Wednesday) so at last I can share this quilt with you! This has to be one of my favourite quilts ever, and sometimes it’s hard to keep things secret for so long! This was really a

Granny Blanket QAYG Quilt

Here is my newest project for Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine! Some of you may be surprised at the simple, sparse look of this quilt, as usually my quilts are a little ‘fancier’. But read on and you will find out why I wanted to make it so much. Issue 23 is now available and

Patchwork knitting bag and needle roll

It’s been a few months since I had any projects featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine so I am excited to share my patchwork knitting bag and needle roll with you! Issue 22 is out now and my bag even made the cover inset shot! The snowball pattern is meant to resemble balls of

Weekend Quilting

Who fancies some Weekend Quilting over this extra long weekend? The lovely folks at Love Patchwork and Quilting have put together this one-off bumper magazine which is a kind of greatest hits from the last year or so of their issues. So if you missed the issue with my Clamshells Cushion in… Or my Gossip

Kantha Throw

Issue 18 of Love Patchwork and Quilting is out now and it includes this Kantha Throw which is the last in my series of ‘stitchy’ projects. I am loving the colour palette on the cover this month and all three of these projects are fabulous, especially Modern Handcrafts genius hexy technique and Julie’s gorgeous cushion.