Today, my dear friends, you have the important honor of deciding which old quilt gets finished and given new life as a humble creation! (Ok, well maybe it's not really that much of an honor...but help a crafting sister out!) Plus, I have a giveaway today and everyone who votes gets a chance to win!
I invite you to cast your vote for one of the following contestants by leaving a comment below. Whichever unfinished quilt is selected will be my next completion and I'll share it on the blog. When you leave a vote you will be entered for a chance to win this fun Valentine fabric (1 yard). Maybe the winner could even make a pillow just in time for February 14!
Contestant 1: Pink & Yellow Stars
This abandoned quilt is probably the closest to being finished. It was originally intended as a wedding gift for a friend who loves yellow, but she's about to celebrate her 6th anniversary, so I believe that ship has sailed. It is comprised of 20 coordinating fat quarters and I don't know yet who or where will enjoy her if finished.
Contestant 2: Red, Black, Green Scrappy Squares
This quilt was originally intended for our bedroom, but I kept getting distracted making baby quilts and pushed this one aside. These colors are no longer the basis of my bedroom, so if finished, this quilt will likely make its home as a comfy throw in the living area.
Contestant 3: This train quilt was originally intended for my nephew in my pre-children days. He just turned 8. Enough said.
Why, you may ask, am I airing out my closet of abandoned creations and asking for your vote? I've been enjoying so many inspiring quilts in bloggy land and I've had an itch to get back into quilting more. While my initial desire is to start from scratch with something more modern, less scrappy and in different colors, I am trying to be a good steward of the resources of time and money. I figured it was a lot less expensive to finish a quilt in which I had already invested time and fabric. Since these are quilts I've looked at for a long time and lost interest in, I thought a few new sets of eyes might give a fresh view and inspire me to get goin'!
So cast your vote for Contestant 1, 2 or 3 in the comment section below and be entered to win the yard of Valentine fabric. You only have a few days! I will announce the winner of the giveaway (and the quilt with the most votes) on Monday at my Monday Makeover for Your Table link party. After that, I guess I'll whip up a quilt of your choosing!
Thanks for your help, my friends!