Magnolia: I was really undecided about which background to set the Magnolia block on. I'm making 2x of the same quilt: one light and one dark background, so each month I have to select the right block for the right quilt.
The Crown of Thorns was an obvious choice because the colour really stood out against a dark background, but I had to consider the flowers that came before, and to achieve balance of the quilt overall. It's an unusual choice for such a flower, but it works on my quilt.
I edge turned all the pieces and then went back in with coloured pencils to create depth and shading in the petals. As with all my blocks, I will be embellishing the block further when I reach the quilting stage.
Crown of Thorns: Again, all the pieces have been edge turned and I've used coloured pencils again for shading. Only the thorns are raw edge as I will be stitching over them for effect.
These are blocks from Part 7
of my free 2012 Mystery BOM Forget Me Not