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Thread: Flower Pounding

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    Just finished this piece using a variety of real flowers you pound on to fabric to release the natural dyes in the leaves and petals. Lots of fun as a group project just need earplugs for the banging.
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    Now that sounds intriguing. Please tell us more!
    It turned out lovely.

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    That is beautiful!

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    It's beautiful!

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    That really is beautiful! I'd love to try this, off to google! Bet it's really cathartic too, pounding the bejeepers out of some poor innocent flowers! LOL

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    That's a treasure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt
    Now that sounds intriguing. Please tell us more!
    It turned out lovely.
    Choose flowers and leaves that lay flat-use pre-treated for dying fabric. Make an arrangement and put masking tape over the parts. Hammer the heck out of it on a cutting board or wood surface. The flower juice should stain easily. Let dry. You can heat set up it may change the colors. This is not highly washable project. Several book out with detailed instructions, check the library. Have fun. Moosegirl

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    Oh forgot to tell you to take the masking tape off as soon as you complete the hammering or it will ruin the piece. Moosegirl

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    I have never heard o fit before,, but wow!! it is gorgeous!!!!!

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    Wow, what a beautiful quilt, and such a neat Idea.

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    Beautiful! I tried it once. It is fun. I want to try leaf printing again. How did you set the flower pounding?

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    That comes out wonderfully. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing the idea and how to do it.

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    That's beautiful!

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    A new challenge! Thanks for sharing...your piece turned out beautifully. You should be proud of it...worth all that noise! :)

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    Thanks for more detail. With flowers all year in Florida I think I might try it!

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    This is beautiful. I made a white linen shell type several years ago with the flower pounding on the front. I loved it. Have no clue what ever happend to it though. Probably a garage sale item..
    I love the quilting idea.

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    Just stunning :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I think I saw that on Simply Quilts??
    Forgot all about it. I'm going to try this with my herbs.
    again, stunning :-) :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynn2354
    This is beautiful. I made a white linen shell type several years ago with the flower pounding on the front. I loved it. Have no clue what ever happend to it though. Probably a garage sale item..
    I love the quilting idea.
    forgot to include it was a blouse...lol

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    Oh, it is wonderful!! I saw a demonstration of that on Simply Quilts one time. It was so intriguing.

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    Gorgeous!
    Yet another technique...I like the sound of this one.

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    My husband and the guys told me the only way I could quilt at hunting camp was if it involved something manly. I think the hammer pounding qualifies...don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynn2354
    This is beautiful. I made a white linen shell type several years ago with the flower pounding on the front. I loved it. Have no clue what ever happend to it though. Probably a garage sale item..
    I love the quilting idea.

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    Beautiful!!! I love the soft colors the flowers leave!!!

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    I saw it on simply Quilts!!
    Great way to get out frustration!! :lol:

    Love the soft colors!
    Very pretty!!

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    That turned out so pretty! I saw Georgia Bonesteel do a demo on her show a few months ago. I think she only used leaves. I have been wanting to try it. You have inspired me all over again to give it a whirl!! :thumbup:

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