Tuesday 21 August 2012

FMN: Block 7: Details

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

You can download this month's block via my website or my Yahoo Bom Group 


  1. Esther these are just so lovely. Now that is see your centers for the crown of thornes I just might have to change mine. I wish I was as good as you with turning for appliqué. I must try to get better at it. You are such an inspiration. Thank you.

  2. love the magnolia, it's just so lovely!

  3. Love your blocks! I have the magnolia traced but haven't picked my material yet! really hav ing fun doing this quilt with you. Thank you!

  4. I have to say that your work is simply amazing....I am just in awe of it all!!


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