myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Improv Meadow Quilt

I have a finish I can share with you as soon as it is finished! So many of my quilts are for publication these days that this is a bit of a novelty! This is my Improv Meadow Quilt, which is actually destined to be a wall hanging. It measures 37 x 43inches. I started

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

Using up my class samples (again)

This week I have been tidying my sewing room. A few weeks ago I hosted a giveaway and asked all you lovely, wise peeps to give me your fabric storage tips as an entry comment. I got some great ideas and the one I liked best was to store my fabric in a trolley that

The Stitch Gathering Ticket Bag Samples

I’m sure by now you have all heard about the Stitch Gathering. And all about the quilt I recently finished from last year’s fabric tickets. A few people suggested that last year’s ticket was such a great idea we would have trouble topping it this year. Well I had something up my sleeve that might

Clamshells – rinse and repeat

First off I want to thank you for all the beautiful, heart-felt comments you left after my last post. They were all so comforting and supportive and I really appreciate you taking the time to leave them. Also a special message to KAY. Kay, you have been leaving lovely comments on my blog for a

Scrappy Improv Quilt

I have been SOOO busy over the last couple of weeks getting all my samples made for the new 2014 myBearpaw craft classes. Which has meant that I have been a bit absent from blogland, but it does mean that I now have lots of new makes to show you! We launched the new prospectus