Friday, 2 February 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Endeavors Challenge

In the late November or early December I joined the Endeavors. This consisted of a group of ladies who were interested in broadening their ideas and abilities in mediums of art with fabric.
Sounded interesting and definitely  a challenge.  We all suggested some topics  and the host picked  one out at random, that being "Nature".  We had 3 months to design our thoughts and finish our project.

What  with Christmas coming up and life "stuff" there was no activity on the sight.  Now with me out of sight out of mind.  So I totally forgot about it.   OUCH!  About 3 or 4 wks. ago someone posted about the project coming up.  The only thing I had done at that point was my design.  My bad,  I can't really blame anyone but my self.  I already had this years calendar.  Just did not write it down.  I'm not even go into the things that have happened up until now.  And it seems I not alone.  And like the others,  I will  have my project finish in time for the next challenge.   Not through circumstances I can  help that is.

Okay, here we go.  My design basics.

First choice of base fabric

Back ground I went with.  Sorry, it's snowing now so no sharp colors.
This will depict the four seasons starting with winter on top and finishing with fall on the bottom
Nature was such a broad theme.  I figured this covered a nice chunk of it.

 There will be a lot of small piecing

This is some of the fabric picked out so far

I'm fairly pleased with what is done so far.  But but totally frustrated I could not finish on time.
I'm think of entering this in the fair if it finishes well.   

  Hooray, the parts are in for my quilter here and will be put on tomorrow.  Maybe the drama is over.
When the time comes I will be quilting free style on my domestic.
Please visit the Endeavourers   HERE

There are some very pretty and interesting work being shared.
Have a Blessed day


  1. I love where you are going with this, and the details you have incorporated like the bark on the tree, and the way you've added shadow to your swing. I will carry on watching its progress! :-)

  2. This is a great idea and a beautiful design. I'm looking forward to seeing more :)

  3. It’s lovely Tonia! And the swing was such a clever idea!
    I hope your quilter behaves when the part is fitted!
    Barbara xx

  4. Love the little details you have already added. Looking forward to seeing it finished :)


  5. I really enjoyed your commentary on this piece. Sharing your thought and design process makes you piece so much more interesting for me. For me, your piece depicts Nature very well. I especially love the tire swing. We had one hanging from our backyard oak tree for about 30+ years. It was enjoyed by my daughter, then her boys when they were small.
    xx, Carol

  6. Great start Tonia! Lots of fiddly stitching ahead but you will have a lovely mini quilt by the end. I am sure that it will do well if you do enter it in the show :) look forward to reading about your progress.

  7. We've all been there. Lesson learned. Move on without guilt or as a neighbor used to say, "Get over it." I used to cringe, but I think he was right, though blunt. It's silly to get wrapped up in what we should have done. What I see you have done is very nice in both design and execution. Love that shadow behind your tire swing, and each background fabric is spot on! So keep going, and enjoy it instead of the alternative. No blood was shed.

  8. Really like your design and the 4 seasons idea and I love the tyre swing. Fun and happy looking to me so far and I look forward to seeing more!