Thursday, July 31, 2014

ROOTS


ROOTS



For the July theme "Under the surface" I decided to look under the earth crust. I think that roots of trees and plants many times have very interesting forms and textures, so my choice to interpret the theme 
was roots.



As in my May quilt, Spaced Bottles, I have painted a white background cotton fabric with Dye-na-Flow, a thin flowing acrylic paint. Putting templates cut from newspapers with the shapes of roots on top of it when still wet and after that placing the whole thing out in the sun to dry. The shapes that developed into a lighter value after that the fabric has dried, were then machine quilted around the perimeter. The same newspaper templates were used when cutting the fabric pieces. The fabric "root pieces" are raw edged appliqu├ęd. In order to get some stability among the curvy roots, there where some lines added. The piece is framed with a narrow binding.




9 comments:

  1. Beautiful colour palette! You are really mastering this approach to working. Keep it up!

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  2. I like the way you are developing these ideas through different challenges. I especially like the horizontal lines behind the roots, which expand the viewpoints.

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  3. The way you have layered this quilt gives depth to it. And I love the simple flowing roots.

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  4. I really like the way you add layers to your quilt. I think the idea of stability through the horizontal lines is very good.

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  5. Just gorgeous, Ann-Mari. The way you simplify and beautify concepts and designs is an inspiration. Great balance and colour. Love, love love it!

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  6. Unusual colour scheme, I really like it the shapes combine well with the lines to give the image balance. Beautiful quilt.

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  7. Hey Ann-Marie I was going to do roots, but changed my mind at the last minute! Subtle colours very similiar to spaced Bottles.Very stylish.

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  8. I agree with Deborah - just gorgeous! The layering and palette are exquisite. Your distinctive style is wonderful!

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  9. Roots is a good interpretation of our challenge. I like the freeflowing form of the roots and the value change that gives depth to the piece.

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