It was time to leave the crochet cotton and fluff behind and add some cloth and to shift to a green outer edge.
A tan and grey green batik was my step of choice.
Starting with a 2.5 diameter circle, I used a template to draw a tiny circle in the center for drawing up the fabric into a flower shape.
Each was also snipped to make individual petals.
Two staggered rows stitching each 'floret' about 1 inch apart filled the space and allowed edge petal room.
I may add more rows but I won't know until I finish the full round