"Acid Rain," 34" X 36", Hand Painted and commercial cotton fabric. This quilt was made in 1996 to prepare for my 1997 book, "Design Essentials: The Quilter's Guide." I was including it in the chapter, "Slash and Sew" as well as to use as a sample in the many Slash and Sew: Inlaid Strips classes I was teaching in the 1990s and early 2000s. I used a yard of Mickey Lawler's hand painted Sky Dyes fabric for the background. Mickey subsequently used it in her 1999 book, "Skydyes: A Visual Guide to Hand Painted Fabric." It is machine pieced, has polyester batting and is lightly quilted.