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
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 appliquéd. In order to get some stability among the curvy roots, there where some lines added. The piece is framed with a narrow binding.