It may be difficult to believe but here we are….the first Quarter of the 2016 Finish-A-Long.Thank you to the wonderful Adrianne, from On The Windy Side who hosted the 2015 FAL and to all of you for participating in 2015.
As I mentioned in my previous post, this year the finish along is not being hosted by one blogger, but by nine
2016 Community of Hosts:
- Debbie – A Quilter’s Table – USA [aquilterstable]
- Jess – Elven Garden Quilts – Australia [elvengardenquilts]
- Stacey – SLO Studio – Canada [slostudio]
- Jennie – Clover & Violet – USA [cloverandviolet]
- Helen – Archie the Wonder Dog – UK
- Nicky – Mrs. Sew and Sow – UK [nickyeglinton]
- Rhonda – Rhonda’s Ramblings – USA [rhondatherambler]
- Leanne – She Can Quilt – Canada [shecanquilt]
- Cindy – Fluffy Sheep Quilting [fluffysheepquilting]
For those of you who are new to the FAL, it is a place to find motivation and encouragement to complete those unfinished projects that are hanging about becoming UFOs. Every quarter you post a list of projects you hope to finish in the next three months, and then at the end of the quarter, you post a link from your blog, Flickr or Instagram of each successful finish from your original list.
Each finish is an entry for wonderful prizes from our sponsors. There is no penalty for not finishing a listed project, so feel free to make your list long or short, as you wish. The 2016 Schedule and the Rules for the FAL are on my permanent FAL page here, let me know if you have any questions. Here are the fantastic and generous sponsors for Q1 of the FAL – you can see each of their prizes listed under their logo:
Sponsors & Prizes:
For the 2016 FAL, we will have the return of a tutorial week at the end of each quarter, between the opening of the link for finishes and the day that link closes, so stay tuned for more on that at the end of Q1. If you have a tutorial that you would like to share, please let me know.
It’s time to round up those projects you want to finish over the next three months, take a photo of where you are now, and make your list. Please ensure that you have at least started your projects – pulled fabric with a pattern or plan, and remember that it is finished projects that will count. So while we love to see your bee blocks, the “finish” is when they are a completed, quilted quilt.
The 2016 Q1 link for your list of proposed finishes is now open below on my blog and on each of the hosting blogs. You only link your list once, on one blog – and that link will show up on all of the blogs. If you are using Flickr or Instgram, link a mosaic and put your list in the description. Katy of The Littlest Thistle has a great tutorial on how to link-up if this is your first time.
We also ask that you become part of the FAL community. Please check out the links of others and visit and comment on their lists. We all need encouragement to get those finishes done, so please share some of your own too.
My list to finish for Q1:
My Simple Scrappy Sampler Quilt, 20 blocks down, 60 to go! Maybe not a manageable goal for Q1, but a good time to start on it anyway.
This Plus Quilt for my baby (who’s already tw0!!). The fabric is all cut, and the first 1/3 went together fast, I just got distracted.
Glisten Quilt, from my pattern, for the quilt along. My December plans were derailed by family visiting, and so my Glisten quilt got pushed aside. But I’ve done almost all the hard work, and I need this on my daughter’s bed!
A second version of my Garden Bicycle Embroidery. The pattern cover needs an update, so I started stitching this…last summer! It’s my “to go” project, so hopefully I’ll be finishing it soon.
Now its your turn. Get those lists together and get linked up. The Q1 linky party will stay open until midnight EST, January 16th – since we are global, you might want to check your time zone to determine your last possible time to link. Remember: you only need to link up on ONE hosting blog and it will automatically show up on all hosting blogs.