Draw a circle on your fabric the size of the center of the
Sunflower. Draw another circle to define the outside of the sunflower
petals. Draw the lines through the circles as shown above. These will be
your guides for stitching the petals. Using 4 mm over-dyed yellow silk
ribbon, stitch around the inner circle in the Japanese ribbon stitch, using
the lines as a placement guide to make sure you have the angle of the petals
uniform. Insert the needle very close to the outer circle when sizing
the stitch. When this is completed, attach beads around the inner circle
line. Fill the center with a variety of beads in browns, golds, and black
until the entire center is filled.
I added the suggestion of leaves BEFORE stitching the sunflower. If you
are going to add leaves, it is easier to stitch them before stitching the
flower. Ask me how I know!