The new avatar is a piece that was nicknamed LAPCATS by Linda Hibbert whose quilting signature is all over it! This quilt was created to raise money for a local animal shelter. It hasn't been auctioned yet, but I suspect that it will be instrumental in the fund drive as it is quite remarkable (if I do say so myself!). The patterns are all Linda's and can be purchased through her site. Two of my quilter friends each did a block and I embellished the borders with hundreds of drop beads. It was really difficult to let this one go!
It received a little attention at a local quilt show. For the most part, my quilts are not well received locally. It's a mystery to me. There are so few people doing the paper piecing in this area - the judges just skim over my entries. Maybe they don't consider mine to be "real" quilting - what IS real quiltmaking? Would these older blocks qualify?