Happy Valentine’s Day

It must be because it’s Valentine’s Day, but I was really in the mood to sew something red today. I stumbled across an announcement a couple of days ago that Electric Quilt is doing a new Block of the Month. It started in January. I love EQ. Here is my block for January:

This is a new block design by Andrea Bishop called “January Jumble.” Andrea designs blocks, applique and quilting stencils for EQ. Each month she will be posting a new block on the EQ website. These blocks are new designs and are not available in the software. The great thing is you do not have to own the EQ software to participate. You can download the blocks for free from the site. If you make the block and send them a photo, you qualify for great gifts each month. The blocks are for personal use only.

I have decided for this BOM challenge I am going to use “Newspaper” designed by Alice Kennedy as my focus fabric.

It is newsprint with lots of ads and occasional photos in black and white with red accents. Decidedly retro. I am hoping for a 50’s comic book? look. We will see where this goes after the next few blocks. Hop on over to http://www.electricquilt.com/ and check it out! Just type BOM in the search box on the home page and you are there.