2017 Finish-A-Long



Welcome to the 2017 Finish-A-Long, which this year will be hosted by all of these lovely ladies and me!  As the FAL year progresses, hopefully you will enjoy getting to know a little more about each of us.

Izzy - Dizzy Quilts
Ella - Throw a Wench in the Works
Lucy - Charm about You
Sarah - Sew me
Judith - Just Jude 
Felicity - Felicity Quilts
Marci - Marci Girl Designs
Karen - Capitola Quilter

Social Media Director:
Sandra - Sew of Course - Ireland 


What is the Finish-A-Long?
The FAL is a fun, low pressure online community event that allows you to make a list of projects that you have already started but not finished, and thus are hanging about your sewing space as UFOs.  At the beginning of a quarter you link up a list of the finishes you propose to make in that quarter and then, at the end of the quarter you create a link to each item on your list that you have finished.  Each link is an entry into a random draw for great sponsored prizes.  There is no penalty for not finishing something on your list.

The link will be hosted on all the hosting blogs but you only need to link on one blog for it to show on all.  We also encourage everyone to visit the links of others for inspiration and community.  Please see detailed rules for the FAL further down this post.


2017 FAL Schedule

Quarter 1: Jan - Mar
14th January - Q1 proposed finishes linky closes

4th April - Q1 finishes linky closes

27th - 31st March - Tutorial Week

Quarter 2: Apr -Jun
2nd April - Q2 proposed finishes linky opens
8th April - Q2 proposed finishes linky closes

7th July - Q2 finishes linky closes

26th -30th June - Tutorial Week

Quarter 3: Jul - Sept
2nd July - Q3 proposed finishes linky opens
8th July - Q3 proposed finishes linky closes

24th September - Q3 finishes linky opens
30th September - Q3 finishes linky closes

25th - 28th September - Tutorial Week

Quarter 4: Oct - Dec
1st October - Q4 proposed finishes linky opens
7th October - Q4 proposed finishes linky closes

31st December - Q4 finishes linky opens
6th January 2018 - Q4 finishes linky closes


FAL on Social Media

You can visit and like our Facebook Page here.
On Instagram you can follow us @finishalong


Finish-A-Long Rules

- At the start of each quarter there will be a linky party for you to link up your proposed list of finishes. You must link up in order to be able to be eligible for those prizes at the end. Please only enter ONE blog post, Flickr photo or Instagram photo at this starting link-up. If you use Flickr or Instagram please describe your plan in the description. 

- In order for your projects to be eligible, they must at least be a tangible project at the start of the quarter.  That means, at the very least, a fabric pull matched to a pattern, a quilt top needing to be quilted, or a half knit jumper. I love seeing your bee blocks, but they won't count unless you happen to be turning them all into a fully completed quilt THIS quarter!  We are looking for a proper UFO - UnFinished Object - which means it has to have been started.

- As you complete each of your projects on your list, write a post all about it, or a description of a Flickr pic.

- At the end of the quarter, link up each individual post/Flickr pic (please link back to your original list in some way). For each finish/link you complete, you get an entry into the draw, and therefore it's in your best interest to write up a separate post for each!

- A finish is defined as a completely finished project, eg a quilt, quilted and bound, a bag that's fully lined and functional, or a jumper that one could wear out in public. I'm happy for you if you get a quilt top completed in one quarter, but hold onto it for the next quarter and see if you can get it quilted and bound before entering please.

- You won't be punished if you don't finish your entire list, so feel free to make a big list and roll projects over from one quarter to the next if you need to.

- All qualifying finishes will be put into a prize draw, and the names/numbers drawn at random for each of the prizes donated by our sponsors for that quarter.

- The finish linky party will be open for approximately a week, and then the next quarter will open on the following day.

- The FAL is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.



SPONSORS
Here are the fantastic and generous sponsors for Q1 of this year's FAL - you can see each of their prizes listed under their logo (please consider visiting them and saying thank you) -


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