This piece has been a lot of fun. So, I'm a little bummed, that it's not "usable".
What happened was: I had it all done, just needed to sew on the paillettes when my water bottle tipped over and got part of the piece wet. Of course it had to be the one flower that would bleed like nothing else: the dark purple pansy ... It's a little hard to see in the picture, but there is a light pinkish purple shadow at the bottom of the flower petals. I rinsed and rinsed and tried OxyClean and rinsed some more and it DID get a little better with each rinse. BUT, now the fabric is ruined. No way I can get the wrinkles ironed out in between all that stitching.
But, I am glad I took the class and I know I will work something like this again in the future ... my (stitching) life is no longer just made up of counted techniques.