In the back of the studio, I am still working on this quilt:
Now that I have all the blocks made and all the borders pieced; I got out this handy "light box" my hubby made for me.
Yes, it is huge!
We had this piece of plexi-glass left over from a project, stored in the attic since 1985.
See, you never know when something like that will be re-purposed and be quite handy!
A couple of years ago, I needed a large place to trace on a huge 116 x 116 quilt:
So, I just laid the plexi-glass on some 1x1 lumber scrap to support it across my ironing table and my portable cutting table.
This, by the way, was the end result of this quilt.
Lots of tracing--and yes, I made this design especially to fit this quilt.
Back to the blocks at hand:
Seeing how well it worked, I wanted a more stable and permanent solution so that's when hubby attached the plexi-glass to a mitered corner frame made of 1 x 2 wood.
It's portable, light weight and easily stored away behind my batting.
Now, with a few minor height adjustments (ie: giant pin cushion/thread catcher on right front corner), I can place it in the space between my sewing tables.
Sit comfortably, putting a table lamp on the floor . . .
. . . arrange my clip art . . .
. . . and in no time, I had a design traced on all 25 blocks.
I now have 1/3 of the quilt completely assembled and should start quilting this week!