Tuesday, January 18, 2011

simple wall art

I have been wanted to make this wall art for our bedroom for months! I finally went ahead and got it done over the weekend.

I spotted something like this on etsy originally, and had the the general image in my mind. I searched for about an hour this morning trying to locate the inspiration piece to no avail, sorry! If I remember correctly, the original was actually scanned fabric printed on paper, then framed. I decided to use real fabric and affix it to a stretched canvas. I debated using mod podge, but decided that heat-n-bond would be easiest.

I don't have step-by-step pictures, but what I did was simple. I just printed out the letters that I liked, cut a swatch of fabric to fit the letter, then ironed the fabric onto the heat-n-bond. Then I set the paper over the fabric, and cut with scissors around the letter. I arranged the letters on the canvas, peeled the paper off the back and ironed it down onto the canvas. After it was tacked down, I turned the canvas over and ironed the back even longer. If you'd like more details, or PDFs of the files I used, please email me {cjanecreate @ gmail .com}!

I used the same fabric that our quilt will be made out of. Whenever I get to that... A king sized quilt is really, really big. I was originally planning on doing lots of squares, like this one. But after seeing this idea of a circle quilt, I might have changed my mind. The circles will take longer to cut out, but much less time to sew. At this point I just want to have something done! I was thinking I could make a lap quilt using the square idea, I just love the look of it.

What do you guys think? Is the circle quilt cute? Should I just go for it?

PS: I've been sick with a fever and body aches today. Luckily nothing more than that, but I feel pretty icky and tired. Sorry if I have yet to reply to your email/tweet/comment. 

xoxo, christa


  1. LOVE this! I've done fabric shapes for wall decor, but never letters!

  2. This is really, REALLY cute! I'd love to try something like this one day.

  3. that is such a good idea, i love it!

  4. Love it! Thought I'd introduce myself. :) Erica


  5. the love print is soo pretty!! i LOVE it!!! the patterns are great!!

  6. Great content. Keep posting that way.

    Julia Swenson
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  7. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!! The circle is cute and you should totally go for it!! Hope you feel better :)

    Love, Mere

  8. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!


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