myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

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

Pro Guide to Quilting and a new basting tool

  Have you seen this new ‘bookazine’? The Pro Guide to Quilting is the latest in a series of guides from the same people who make Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. It’s actually much more like a book than a magazine and is absolutely packed full (163 pages!) of information, tips and tutorials all about

Finished Hello World pillow

It’s been a bit quiet in the sewing room recently as I have been busy with our shop move. But I did manage to finish the Hello World pillow for Blend Fabrics. And as I have all my quilts at home at the moment (usually they are hanging on the walls of the craft studio)

Improv EPP

I bet you didn’t know you could do Improv EPP, did you? Well it turns out you can! Yes I know it is another cushion, but this one is for me, and it’s also my first FAL finish this year. This project started more than a year ago now as a project to show off

Botch Handle Cushion

This week a friend had a special birthday (a number I am heading for in just a few years too!) so I made her this cushion out of gorgeous Dashwood fabric. I just love those foxes. This is the Botch Handle block for my Modern Sampler Quilt which I finally finished a few weeks back.

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

Liberty Clamshell Cushion

A few months back Fiona put up this great tutorial on clamshells. I have always wanted to have a go at these and pretty much started this piece as soon as I had stopped reading! As regular readers will know I have a large stash of Liberty tana lawn, collected over many long years. But

Hand Quilting Tutorial

Hello lovely readers. This tutorial was originally featured on Leanne’s blog as part of the first quarter FAL earlier in the year. I thought it was time to share it here in case anyone missed it there. Today I am going to share my 20 odd years worth of hand quilting experience with you all.