Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Q2 and Q3 Finish-A-Long WINNERS!

 The time has come to officially announce the winners of Q2 and Q3 of the Finish-A-Long
 and award some wonderful prizes from our fantastic sponsors!
 We had 398 finishes for the second quarter of  2019 and we had 400 finishes for the third quarter which is really brilliant, keep it up!

Without further ado, here are the winners, picked by Random Number Generator for Q2 and Q3 of the 2019 Finish-A-Long:

The Q2 winner's choice of One Large 12 Spool Collection from Aurifil goes to Mary who blogs at Quilting is in my Blood.  She finished this beautiful "camping quilt" that they actually use while camping, and isn't this photograph stunning?

The Q3 winner's choice of One Large 12 Spool Collection from Aurifil goes to Amanda on IG @sew.bake.stitch and she finished this lovely Swoon quilt.


The Q2 $80 Gift Certificate from Sew Sweetness goes to Sara who blogs at Sew Little to Say.  She completed this lovely tote bag and it's her own design.

The Q3 $80 Gift Certificate from Sew Sweetness goes to Carina on IG @carinascrafts and she finished this bag that she cut out 10 years ago.  Way to go on getting it done!

The Q2 $50 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop goes to Karrin and she blogs at Karrin's Crazy World.  She finished these two quilts that will be donated to the Mercyful Quilts charity.  Not only is that lovely but so are these quilts.

The Q3 $50 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop goes to Kat who blogs at Craftaholic Kat and she finished this lovely quilt that was for her son's seventh birthday.


The Q2 $25 Gift Certificate from Sew Me A Song goes to Kathy who blogs at Kathy's Quilting Blog.  She completed this Crown of Thorns quilt which also will be donated to charity, Jack's Basket.

The Q3 $25 Gift Certificate from Sew Me A Song goes to Kris who blogs at Krissies Kollections and she finished this scrap quilt made from charms she collected throughout the years.  She estimates this 91" x 91" quilt used 19 yards of fabric!


The Q2 3 PDF Patterns from Happy Quilting goes to Carol who blogs at Quilt Schmilt.  She finished this lovely pink quilt that was for a golf club fundraiser.

The Q3 3 PDF Patterns from Happy Quilting goes to Vasudha who blogs at Storied Quilts and she finished this beautiful art quilt inspired by Indian folk art motifs.


The Q2 2 PDF Patterns from Charm About You goes to Karen on IG @thecreativeheifer.  She finished this fun and colorful baby quilt.  Isn't it adorable?

The Q3 2 PDF Patterns from Charm About You goes to Jan on IG @snell.jan and she finished this blue scrappy queen sized quilt.  Another great photo, don't you think?


The Q2 2 PDF Patterns from Blossom Heart Quilts go to Jennifer on IG @crimsonconfection and she finished and framed this lovely little lucky cross-stitch.  Lucky indeed!

The Q3 2 PDF Patterns from Blossom Heart Quilts go to Alison via Flickr and she finished this appliqued cot quilt.


The Q2 6 Month Subscription to Make Modern Magazine goes to Jessica on IG @jessshullquilts_and_more.  She finished this fabulous Swoon quilt using Tula Pink fabrics.

The Q3 6 Month Subscription to Make Modern Magazine goes to Peggy who blogs at Quilts & Adventures and she finished these wooly mug rugs.


The Q2 2 PDF Patterns from Bonjour Quilts go to Mariana on IG @denana1973.  She completed this wonderful Flora Supply Case for a friend.  Lucky friend!

The Q3 2 PDF Patterns from Bonjour Quilts go to Teresa on IG @misdosbichillos and she finished this one hour scrappy basket, isn't it a cute gift?


The Q2 $30 Fabric Voucher from Hillstitches goes to Anne who blogs at Said With Love.  She finished this charming quilted table topper, and isn't the photo just lovely too?

The Q3 $30 Fabric Voucher from Hillstitches goes to Karin who blogs at The Quilt Yarn and she finished this funky bird quilt.  Isn't it is cute?


There you have it folks, quarter two and three of the year are officially wrapped up!
Congratulations to all of our winners and a big thanks to everyone that
played along so far this year.

The year is quickly wrapping up, work on those WIPS so you can link them up in the New Year! 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Q4 Finish-A-Long List!

I promised myself I wouldn’t bewail the rapid passage of late Summer into Fall and only took about 2 weeks in my neighborhood!
This is actually our second snowfall!
Sew! Onto the this rate, 3 months will go by quickly, but it looks like I will get good sewing weather!

1. Mountain Reflections
This top has been finished since Spring! With batting ordered and backing/binding already on hand, my hopes are high for this one!

2. Baby Stars
For my sweet cousin, expecting her first, January 1st!!!

3.Simply Flying
Seriously, this one simply cannot be carried over into the next year!!!!
Polar fleece backing and a DS binding on may be the FMQ factor slowing this one down...time to grab it and growl!!!

4.  Simply Medallion
Contrary to this picture, this top is and has been finished for awhile now...and yes, backing is on hand...I finally know how I will quilt this one, which is destined for my bed, so it is game on!

5 & 6.  Prairie Rose Remix x 2

One large, one small, these were a fun Moda Bake Shop project earlier this year...I owe it to them and to Moda to finish these!  Again, backing is on hand! 

7. Meadow Mist Mystery Quilt
This is the oldest WIP on my admittedly ambitious list, started in 2016.
I chose these solids based on a couple beautiful hanging baskets of petunias given to me by a wonderful Amish family back in Indiana.
I ordered the fleece for the backing yesterday, and hope to give this to that family!

I think that is it for me this quarter!
 I hope you all have the opportunity to get a few more finishes out of the WIP pile!
The Q4 list linky is open through October 18th, so please join us!
Good Luck!!! 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

2019 Finish-A-Long: Q4 List Link Up!

Hello everyone! It is time for Quarter 4 of the Finish-A-Long (FAL)!

As you can see, a new quarter of the Finish-A-Long is starting today!
  If you missed participating earlier in the year, you may still join us now for a brand new start!
 Those of you who have joined us for any of the first three quarters, thank you! 
and I do hope you finished some things and plan to continue on with us for Q4.

So let's start!

You can now link up your list of projects that you want to finish in
Quarter 4 of 2019. We are hoping that the FAL community will inspire you
to work on your unfinished projects this quarter, and to get them
finished before the end of the year!

Our 2019 Finish-A-Long Hosts

The 2019 FAL is hosted by a great community of bloggers. This year our hosts are:

For those of you who are new to the FAL, here is an
explanation: The Finish-A-Long is a community aiming to motivate and
encourage each other to complete those unfinished projects that are
hanging around, sometimes for far too long. At the start of the quarter
you post and link up a list of projects you hope to finish in the next
three months. Then, at the end of the quarter, you link up each
successful finish from your original list.

Each linked up finish is an entry into the draw for wonderful prizes from our sponsors. There is no penalty
for not finishing a listed project, so feel free to make your list as
long or as short as you wish. The 2019 Schedule and Rules for the FAL
are on my permanent 2019 FAL page, let me know if you have any questions.

Our 2019 Finish-A-Long Sponsors

Here are the fantastic and generous sponsors for Q4 of the Finish-A-Long!  
You can see each of their prizes listed under their logo. 
Please think about visiting them and saying thank you for their their support of the FAL.

Aurifil Logo

Winner's Choice of 1 Large 12 Spool Collection

Sew Sweetness Logo

$80 Gift Certificate

2019 Finish-A-Long Logo

Fat Quarter Shop Logo

$50 Gift Certificate

Sew Me a Song Logo

$25 Gift Certificate

Happy Quilting Logo

3 PDF Patterns

2 PDF Patterns

Blossom Hearts Quilts Logo

2 PDF Patterns

Make Modern Logo

1 Six Month Subscription

Bonjour Quils Logo

2 PDF Patterns

Hillstitches Logo

$30 Fabric Voucher

2019 Finish-A-Long Logo

Make your Q4 List of Unfinished Projects

Time to sort out those projects/UFOs/WIPs that you want to finish over the
next three months!  Take a photo of each one and make your list. 
If you like, you can use our Finish-A-Long Planner to list your projects and keep track of progress.
 It also has all link-up dates for the year, and the hashtags that we use. SUPER handy!
Or use any method that works for you.
 Please ensure that you have at least STARTED your projects!
 ***pulled fabric with a pattern is considered a project started**
  Remember it is only a FINISHED project that will get you an entry toward the above listed prizes! So while we love to see your bee blocks, the "finish" is when they are a completed, usable project.

Post Your Q4 List

Post your list either on your blog, Instagram, or Flickr.
 If posting on social media (Flickr, Instagram), it will be very helpful if you tag your list with
#2019FALQ4yourname (where yourname is unique to you). Using the same
hashtag over the quarter when sharing project progress or finishes helps
the host to make the connection to your original list quickly and easily.

Don't forget to link up your finishes at the end of the quarter! We will
be posting a reminder on the blog and on Instagram, but do keep an eye

Link-up Your Q4 List

The 2019 Q4 link for your list
of proposed finishes is now open below, and on each of the hosting blogs.
 You only need to link your list once, on ONE host
blog, and the link will show up on all the host blogs. If you are using
Flickr or Instagram, post a mosaic of your projects and put your list in
the description. Don't forget to include your unique hashtag.

If you need a little help, Katy of The Littlest Thistle has a great tutorial on how to link up if you need it, and Marci has a post on

Join the FAL Community

We also ask that you become
part of the FAL community. Please check out the links of others - visit
and comment on their lists. We all need encouragement to get those
finishes done, so please share some of your own too.

If you want you can follow us on Facebook: Finish-A-Long and/or on Instagram: @finishalong, too. We'll post encouragement during the quarter and reminders when the finishes link up opens at the end of the quarter.

When creating your list, remember there are no deductions for
not completing something, so - Aim High! Nothing to lose!! 
Let's finish this year with a bang!!!


Feel free to use and share the FAL button at the top and this one too:

Remember: you only need to link up at ONE hosting blog and it will automatically show up on all hosting blogs.

An InLinkz Link-up