Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Horses (so far) and an Instant Light Box

Here's a picture of the Horses I started to piece together with fusible applique. The original pattern has 2 ponies in between the older horses, but I think I'm going to put a fence between them. My Dad has 2 "retired" horses, no ponies.

Karen over at A Cr8tive Kick in the Pants asked about the makeshift light table I had set up at Quilt Camp to do fusible applique. I mentioned it in a previous post, but did not explain it.

Under normal sewing conditions, I use a clear acrylic table for free-motion sewing and quilting.
This is the table.

Here it is with an Ott Light under it. Voila! Instant light box. Especially since I usually do have both my Ott light and the acrylic table with me at camps and classes.

This way, the light shines through the paper pattern so I can trace the designs onto fusible and accurately place the fusible fabric to the pattern. It works great!


Karen S said...

Love those horses -- those batiks are just right.

I have wanted a light box for a long time and never seen one I wanted to spend money or time on. This is the best idea I've seen! Thanks, Michele.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Love the horses!!!

Anonymous said...

Michele, that's so beautiful! I so admire your artistry!!