I'm making this for a friend who just got a mid-life academic appointment.
To celebrate his new career as a professor of theology,
I'm making him a small word quilt for his office.
He picked the Latin quote: fides quaerens intellectum,
which means faith seeking understanding.
All the letters are made from word fabric, and the letters are about 4.5 inches high.
I wasn't happy with how much empty space there was in the top row,
so I experimented a bit with a filler.
The large f was originally a cross, but I decided to make it the first letter of the quote,
and invoke a sense of medieval manuscripts with illuminated letters.
I'm going to embroider around the light brown f in black and gold,
to embellish it a bit, as well as making the letter pop a bit more.
It was fun to be working with letters again.
It's been awhile for me.