Did you know you can pound the color of flowers and leaves into fabric to create your own fabric designs? I shared this project on Positively Splendid last month. If you missed it over there, I'm going to show you how to hammer your way to beautiful botanic fabric creations.
Step 1: Place your flower or stem on the fabric and cover with masking tape:
Step 2: place the flipped over fabric on top of a board (masking tape will be on the underside) and pound the masked area with a hammer:
Step 2: Flip the fabric back around and peel the making tape away from the fabric:
Step 3: Repeat by placing another flower with masking tap and hammering until you have your desired design. Here are the discarded pieces of masking tape:
We pounded 4 sections of fabric that afternoon:
The 4 blocks were pieced together to create a pretty spring table runner:
Close up of the quilting: