myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Modern Love Quilt

Introducing Modern Love which I designed for the Modern Quilt Guild ‘Quilt of the Month’ feature. I’ve had this quilt in mind since I made my Conkers Quilt 18 months ago and I finalised the design back in March last year.¬† It has been hard keeping it as a secret all this time! My Conkers

SG Blend Fabrics Competition – Linky Party!

Welcome to the Stitch Gathering Blend Fabrics Competition Linky Party! It seems very appropriate to be having a party on New Year’s Day – what a great way to start 2018! Just a wee-reminder what this is all about: After years of being a very generous sponsor of The Stitch Gathering, this year Blend Fabrics

2017 in quilts

I just read the 2016 version of this post where I said I wanted to slow down my quilt production in the following year and have a little more time to spend with family and friends (and myself) . Well though I still managed to fill a 16 square mosaic, a lot of the quilts

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

Trip Around The World Cushions Tutorial

Welcome to a second tutorial this month – I am spoiling you! This tutorial supports the two ‘Trip’ cushion kits we have just launched in our Edinburgh shop and online. Of course you could use it to just make your own version with fabric you already have. Or you could buy our kits which include

Scrappy Wheel Cushion

A few weeks back I posted about using up my workshop samples and showed you a piece made from 4 fan blocks left over from my Modern Sampler Course. Well I finished the hand quilting and made it into a cushion – yes a cushion! I ended up giving a lot of spare cushions to

Squaring the Circle Quilt

There are 2 reasons why I am so excited to show you this quilt. One is that it made the cover of the latest issue of Quilt Now magazine!! This is my first project for Katy and so I was really honoured to be the cover star! Especially after flicking through the mag and seeing

Winged Blog Tour – Meadow Applique

Welcome to my stop on the Winged Blog Tour! I am so delighted to be taking part and sharing this Meadow Wall Hanging I made with Bonnie Christine’s beautiful fabric line. Once you’ve had a good read here you must check out some of the other posts on the tour – so much wonderful inspiration!

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 –

Folded Patchwork Tutorial

Today I am taking part in the Oakshott Colourshott bloghop! I am the first stop on the hop and very excited to be sharing this new tutorial with you all! You can check out all the other stops on the bloghop over at Lilys Quilts. A few weeks back the very kind people at Oaskhott