Here's just a little teaser to show you a block from Crossing the Pond which I exported from the project in EQ8.
Here's that same block with the sashing added in EQ. I've been in my sewing room making lots of quilting components and laying them on a block layout sheet. This block contains 2 sizes of half square triangles, and Flying Geese. Once I get a lot of components made and trimmed, I sit back and play with the components to see what looks the best together. Once I'm satisfied with my color combinations and placement, I'll stitch the block together. The representation of the block in EQ, is a good indication of what the final block will look like. Once I get it sewn together, I will show them side by side.
I have piles of components sitting on my cutting table. The ceiling fan is right above the table.....needless to say, the components sometimes go sailing off the table onto the floor.
On a serious note, I cancelled my Sew'n Wild Oaks quilting retreat scheduled for August. Snowflake Lodge hasn't been able to reopen yet, and they don't know when they will. The Lodge was unable to accommodate my large group, and maintain the social distancing requirements mandated by the state. I will miss seeing all of "my girls". After I sent out the email, I received several calls and heartfelt responses about what the retreat means to them.
My October retreat is still hanging in the balance due to the spike of cases in California. I guess we were all feeling a bit complacent about the virus. We all want this virus to be in our rearview mirror, but it's not going to get there if we don't remain vigilant.
I'll just sit in my sewing room and maintain my social distancing from everyone except Mazey and Mr. Joe. I wish someone would inform the bears about distancing themselves!