myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Southwest Modern book review and a new HST project

The lovely people at Lucky Spool sent me Kristi Schroeder’s new book Southwest Modern and I’ve been feeling really inspired by it! It’s part quilt book and part travel book which definitely makes it stand out from the crowd. Kristi is a native Texan and in her book she takes us to five different Southwest

Mini Improv Quilt

I’ve been a bit busy with classes and quilt shows recently and have a number of projects on the go but none at the right stage to share with you here yet. But I did manage to finish the Improv Mini that I started in Lu Summer’s Class at Fat Quarterly Retreat this summer. I

Porthole Petal Quilt

Years ago when I started writing this blog I would share the gestation of every quilt, with sneak peeks and progress reports until the day I could say ‘it’s finished!’ But here’s a quilt I have been working on, intermittently, since the summer and I realise I haven’t mentioned it here once! I think this

Further Across The Sea

The lovely ladies of the Cherish Circle of Do Good Stitches Charity Bee have made a splendid job with the Far Across The Sea blocks for my month as quilter. I provided a tutorial and more info on this block in this post. It was lovely to receive little parcels of patchwork loveliness from all

Science Project finished!

Apologies for being a bit quiet at the moment. I have become a victim of my own success – my craft classes are going so well that I am totally wearing myself out teaching them! And it is leaving me with very little time to make pretty things and, more importantly, look at all the

Scrappy Colour Squares

Remember I showed you the centre of Jo’s quilt for our Around the Bend and Across the Pond Round Robin a few weeks back? Well I’ve finished the first round. After all the time I spent with solids working on my FLQS top, I just didn’t want to stop, and as Jo had asked for

Solid Science

I’m finally up to my 4th and last swap in this little series of current swap/bee catch-ups. This last swap is the one that I will be finished with first. It is a new flickr swap called Fab Little Quilt Swap (or FLQS from now on). This is an invitation only group and I was