Select a template that seems to "fit" your topic or the amount of verses you want to include.
Add your topic word or phrase into one of the quilt squares as a title to highlight the theme of your page. You can use stickers, experiment with a bold script, cut the word out of a magazine, or simply write it larger than usual in a quilt square.
You can shade the background to make your title word stand out. I typically shade first, then add stickers. (tip: start with letter stickers in the middle of the word and work your way out to each side to get the letters balanced in the space.)
Then start plugging your verses into the template spaces. It does take a little practice estimating the length of verses that will fit, but you'll get the hang of it! You always have the option of paring down to a main phrase if you realize you're running out of room. Make sure you include the reference each time so that you can refer back to the full scripture later.
After I've completed writing in my verses, sometimes I'll shade in each quilt square and add some colorful embellishments to balance out the page. Washi helps secure the page and ties the color palette together.
It's rare that I will complete a #biblequiltjournal page in one sitting. I like to let the pages "percolate" a little while and come back with fresh eyes another time. I might do verses one morning, then color it the next morning and think I'm finished. The next time I'm reflecting & praying over that page, I might be inspired to add a sticker or trace something a little bolder.
This re-visiting is what helps the Word steep in our hearts and allow those connections to bind a little stronger. Allowing the Word to germinate often results in a God nudge to share part of your Quilt with someone who needs just that message!