Bible verse quilt . . .

A month or so ago, a minister contacted me about making a king-size quilt that looks like an open Bible with one of his favorite verses on the pages.

This is the drawing I prepared and mailed to him:

Proposed quilt drawing
Proposed quilt drawing

I decided to try the lettering on a smaller scale as a test.  My first step was to enlarge the text as large as possible (about 300 pts.).

Enlarged text
Enlarged text

Next, I traced the letters on paper-backed fusible web (web side up). This is important; if I had traced the letters from the paper side, the letters would have come out reversed. I nestled the letters as close as possible to conserve fusible web and fabric. When I was done, I turned it over and re-traced the letters on the paper side of the fusible web. I retraced the letters on the paper side to give me guidelines to cut them out once fused to fabric.

Traced lettering
Traced lettering

I fused the adhesive web to the wrong side of my fabric, then cut out the lettering. Here, I laid everything on my dining room table.

Lettering spread on dining room table
Lettering spread on dining room table

I trimmed four fat quarters, then sewed them together to make my background. Then, I laid out the lettering to suit.

I fused the lettering in place, then stitched down the edges.

Bible verse quilt top
Bible verse quilt top

I have not heard from the minister. I do not know how (or if) I will quilt this.

 

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