I found a tutorial for making these fabric petal flowers (http://sewritzytitzy.blogspot.com/2008/11/from-annas-gardenfabric-flower-tutorial.html). The petals are each made from a half circle and that is a covered button in the middle!
Very easy to understand directions, very easy to make...I just can't wait to make more of them! I am thinking pinks and browns, Christmas colors, solids... The possibilities are endless!!