I still liked the basic structure of the flower so I decided that i would play around and see what happened. It was at this point that I came up with the instructions that appeared in the column. Of course by the time I got to this stage my deadline was looming so I didn't add any beads to this one either.
Some time during the night I got another brainwave and just decided to ditch the backing fabric, stablizer and just foldede, gathered and cut. I like these best.