OCTOBER ROSE

Width: 8.5" Length: 11"

Materials/Techniques: Roses are stamped in acrylic paint using the cut end of a head of romaine lettuce. I then painted the background and set the piece in a hand dye from QuiltersStitchTogether.com. The focal point rose was hand embroidered and machine stitched and additional paint was added.

Artist's Statement: Made this quilt as part of the 2008 Quiltart Stay At Home Challenge. I had seen a tutorial on-line for using celery to stamp roses, but when I saw the end of the head of romaine as I was making dinner one evening, I realized that it would work just as well

This quilt earned $45 for Alzheimer's research.