When I designed it last summer, I hadn't considered the big open space might be a bit tricky to "quilt."
Admittedly, I had to contemplate this one for a while. We discussed it in a recent Zoom call, which helped several of us brainstorm a strategy.
Since we've been reciting the Apostle's Creed at church more recently, I thought I would use this large passage to fill in the center space.
The creed has three "I believe" statements, so I pulled out my click-together stamps to emphasize each of these. Notice that I didn't have enough "e's" so I used a "c" that I can just add a line to turn it into a "c."
I had some remnants of a sticker sheet available, so I decided to stamp directly onto the sticker sheet to see how it looked. This helped me estimate the spacing of the phrase better and gave me the opportunity to try different colors of ink. Once I made this determination, I trimmed around the phrase and applied it to the template page.
I switched between colors of my Papermate Flair pens to differentiate between the three members of the trinity, trying to keep my lines straight along the expanse of the page.
I boxed in the "I believe" phrases and added some stitch lines. Then I explored scriptures that supported various parts of the creed.
I used some cross-hatching to fill in space and create a more uniform background. Lastly, I shaded in some yellow to help frame the Creed in the interior of the page.
This whole process is certainly helpful if there's something you'd like to memorize or a passage you want to explore a little deeper.
I'm curious to see what you all create with this powerful template! 💥 Please share yours in the comments below or in the BQJ Facebook group.