The challenge fabric sat on my sewing room table for all of December as I had no time for sewing but I did offer it various fabrics old and new. I thought this was an attractive fabric but I could see now why Victoria called it a challenge fabric.
On the 2nd January I had to do something about it otherwise it would still be there in 2014 so I picked up the scissors, sliced into it and made some fabric wedges with the rule that each wedge had to contain a piece of the challenge fabric.
I joined up the wedges with apricot spotted fabric
and didn't like it at all.
So next step was to experiment more without using up too much of the challenge fabric
and quite liked it.
So decided to show the fabric who was boss and quickly gave it a bright frame.
then unpicked it, cut the rose straight and changed the frame a bit.
Finally cracked it, gave it some curved quilting
and here it is - a miniquilt or a mat.