I started with a rectangular piece of fabric. I folded it in half and determined where I wanted the flower. When I had picked the top corner I sewed the centre button on.
Here it is with the whole thing laying out flat:
To make the flower I decided to trace it lightly on the inside of the pillow with pencil. Then I just made sure as I sewed each bead on I was staying within my lines.
I did three non-touching petals first because touching petals need to share some beads (you'll see!). As you can see below the petals aren't perfectly similar, but I actually like it better that way, I didn't draw them the same either and I think it looks more natural.
After doing three petals, I put petals in between starting at three beads up.
And the finished flower...
My camera isn't great so all the pictures look like different colours, but the yellow is a beautiful canary. This pillow will sit on our bed and help add that pop of yellow we are looking for in our room.
I have another yellow project on the go too that I will share soon, and we still need to paint the room before I give you a sneak peak into it again!
What do you think?