I bought the fabric flowers from JuJu Crafts; a shop you can find in Etsy. Click this link to find her Etsy shop here.
I began with a black, cotton sateen fabric I painted, embellished, batted and backed with more black fabric and Timtex stabilizer sandwiched in between for added strength, stiffness and durability.
I then used a satin cord for the edge; using a free motion zig zag and a pretty, variegated thread to finish the edge.
Here’s a red one:
here’s the yellow one!
Embellished with a bit of black thread, free motion. An open toe (#24) free motion quilting foot is best used for this particular application as it allows you to get around the beads on the flowers.