For a machine piecer, this one would have been a little too fussy, even with the dense weave of the batiks I decided to use, so I machine appliqued the center.
I don't know why the bright yellow background fabric came out so pale in this photo. The batiks I cut the flower petals from came from my friend Ellen's scraps, by way of my friend Alice when Alice moved and downsized her quilting stash. The pieces are not big enough to meet in the center, so the purple flower just hangs out there over a small irregular-shaped hole. Of course, if I'd hand-pieced the block, there would have been no fabric underneath it either.