myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

New Bedford Disappearing Nine Patch

I have a bit of a backlog of stuff to share over here which hasn’t been helped by the longest period of dark, miserable winter days I can remember which makes decent photography very difficult! Finally we had a bit of frosty brightness and I managed to get a few shots of this Disappearing Nine

More Sashiko

Issue 17 of Love Patchwork and Quilting hits the newsstand today and it includes the next project in my ‘stitchy series’, this time Sashiko! Karen Lewis’s quilt on the front cover is just delightful and a real bright spark in these dark months. I am in love with Fiona’s spool bunting – what a genius

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

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

Countdown to Christmas!

Proper thinking about Christmas is still a few weeks away for me, but we’ve already started some of our Christmas workshops at myBearpaw studio. Yesterday we did Christmas Angels and had a lovely day creating pretty handmade ‘dollies with wings’. Here is the angel I made along with the rest of the class. Her name