To prep the blocks, I glue basted everything together using my light box and my Roxanne's Glue Baste.
Now the light box is on and the placement guide shows up nicely.
While on the west side of the state, I had the opportunity to visit a new quilt shop (new to me, anyway...). The shop is called "Fabric Quilt Scissors" and it is located in a charming little town called New Era, just northeast of Whitehall, where my husband and I were staying while waiting to pick up our daughter from music camp (not far from Muskegon, MI). It was not in my Quilters Travel Companion...I asked the Innkeeper where we were staying if she knew of any quilt shops in the area. She had hosted a quilt retreat recently, and the quilters attending had nice things to say about this shop. I programmed "New Era, MI" into my GPS, and off I went, looking for an adventure!
So, if you find yourself near the coast of west Michigan, check out Fabric Quilt Scissors, located at 4708 1st Street, New Era, MI, 49446, (888) 861-4646 (http://www.fabricquiltscissors.net/). When visiting new places, don't be afraid to ask the "locals" about quilt shops...there are lots of charming shops that aren't listed in the travel companions.