Shirley Adams is unfortunately retiring, but I managed to catch one of her last workshops. She had so many wonderful examples to show us! These 3 photos are purse flaps. The top picture is a print fabric with fringed squares on top to look like flowers. She used 2 squares for each flower. The middle picture is squares folded up twice and sewn through the middle with 2 bartacks.
This last picture shows two spirals made by a long bias strip sewn through the middle. A fancy button goes right in the middle. I love these techniques and hope to use them in the future!