My 2005 Challenge Fabric

My dear father-in-law is a wonderful quilter, and he loves to give me challenge fabrics. These wonderfully bright fabrics were my Christmas 2005 challenge.

The other day at the quilt shop I found some fun fabrics that work great with them.

After finding a main print, that I liked and that worked with the challenge fabrics, I found a pattern that will I really like. It is the backwards way to build a quilt, but hey, it worked. ;-)
I plan on doing a smaller version (just 12 blocks) of "Wild Irish Roses" from Miss Rosie's Quilt Collection book by Carrie Nelson.