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 Winter...it only took about 2 weeks in my neighborhood!
This is actually our second snowfall!
Sew! Onto the List...at 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 hand...it 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.

IMPORTANT:
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
out...

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!!!



LET THE FUN BEGIN!

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


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Just a Friendly Reminder!








Today I'm popping in for a quick reminder that the Quarter 3 link up for all your finishes closes on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11 pm EST.  So you still have a few more days to finish that project or two and link them up to be eligible for prizes.  The link up can be found HERE or on any of the 2019 FAL hosts blogs.





A few reminders for linking up:

  • Please only one finished project for each post that you link up, so
    that each finish can be an entry in the (random) prize draw. 
  • Please include a link to your original list in each post of your
    finishes (on Instagram the link is the unique tag #2019FALQ3yourname to
    be used in the Q3 list post, and in any Q3 finish post).
  • Please visit some of the other participants and leave a friendly comment, we all love to get those! 
I also wanted to share with you that we just wrapped up "Tutorial Week" which has been part of the
Finish-A-Long since it's inception.  The tutorials are varied,
interesting, and usually helpful, so take some time to investigate and
visit the blogs below!

And whether you had a lot of
finishes, or none at all this quarter, or you missed Finish-A-Long Q3
altogether, you can always join in for Quarter 4 which is taking off on October 10th, with the link up opening for your List of Proposed
Finishes. We hope you will join us!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

2019 Finish-A-Long: Q3 Finishes Link Up!





We have reached the end of Quarter 3 of the 2019 Finish-A-Long!! 
Of course, this means it is now time to link up those finishes from the
list you linked up in July. We hope that you have been able to complete
a lot of the UFOs from your list and if you haven't, we'll do it all over
again for Quarter 4!



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



Each finish you link up will be in the draw for great prizes, so let's give a huge thank you to our fantastic sponsors:



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







The 2019 Quarter 3 linky for
your finishes is now open, below and on each of the hosting
blogs - you only need to link on one blog for your finish to appear on
all host blogs.



Link-up "Rules":

Add
one link for each finish.  If you want to link a round up post of all
your finishes, use that link to enter one of your finishes and then link
the rest of your finishes separately.  Please, only one link per
finish, as your link is an entry into the randomly drawn prize draws. 

Please
ensure that the photo (Instagram or Flickr) or blog post you link up
contains a link or reference back to your original list so that we can
verify your entry (make sure it is from the right quarter, too).
On Instagram the best way to do that is to tag your photos with #2019FALQ3yourname (where yourname is
unique to you),
this makes it easier for us to match your finishes with your list, which
also should have this tag.

Please
become part of the FAL community.  Check out the links of others and
leave a comment. We all need encouragement so let's applaud each other. 
The 2019 FAL Facebook page is HERE and you can follow us on Instagram @finishalong.

Our hosts will also link up their finishes to share in the community but they are not eligible for any of the prizes.

The Q3 Finishes link will stay open from now thru 11 pm, EST, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. 
Since we are global, you might want to check your time zone to determine
 your last possible time to link. 
You can also see how much time is left below the linked up images on the right.  
It is best to link up your finishes early and if you have a last minute one, add
that one later so you don't miss out.  The prizes will be awarded as
soon as we can verify all the entries and do the drawings.  We will post
the winners on each host's blog.

Lastly, don't forget to start making your Q4 list as the next LIST link opens on
 Thursday, October 10, 2019.

2019 Q3 Finishes Link Up:





Thursday, July 18, 2019

My Q3 FAL List!


One of the things that I really like about the Finish-A-Long is that instead of just one 'jump start", at the beginning of the year, you get 4 "jump starts", at the beginning of each quarter! 
And that works for me!
So here we are, mid-July, with a whole new bright and shiny quarter ahead of us!
Let's go!

1.  Rapala Pillow
I bought this panel from a quilt shop Spring 2018, meaning to make a pillow for hubs, and well, here I am...better late then never!
I have the top assembled and ready to quilt up!
I think I will try and practice some simple FMQ on this!

2.  Barton Baby Quilt
My sweet cousin and her wonderful husband are with child!
So of course I get to celebrate with a quilt!
A simple Ohio Star quilt, inspired by a Missouri Star Quilt Co pattern and a sweet quilt I saw on Instagram while browsing the #ohiostarquilt hashtag! Do you all ever just browse the hashtags on IG?
I love to see all the variations of blocks I am pondering!

3.  Simply Flying
My Denyse Schmidt Flying Geese quilt has languished all year, even with a backing ready to go! Seriously Sarah, QUILT this already!

4.  Meadowland

I bought the backing for this quilt just this week, so hopefully I can get this beauty all wrapped up by end of September!

5.  Little Miss Sunshine
 An HST happy quilt, I have the units all made and trimmed, just finalizing a layout.

 I have saved this Jolly Bar a long time, and wish I was making this for myself, but it was undeniably just too perfect for a young, soon-to-be-married couple. Just perfect, I say!

The wedding is coming up fast, in August, so I better get my rear in gear!

That is all for me this quarter! By limiting my list, I hope it helps me focus during the Summer busyness I foresee in the next few months! Let's do this, shall we?!

Linking up with the Finish A Long, just under the wire!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Q3 Finish-A-Long List Linkup!







Hello everyone! It is time for Quarter 3 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 the first half of the year, you can join us now for a brand new start. Those of you who did join us for the first and second quarter, thank you and I do hope you finished some things and plan to continue on with us for Q3.



So let's get to it!

You can now link up your list of projects that you want to finish in Quarter 3 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!



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 Q3 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



Mad About Patchwork Logo



$50 Gift Certificate

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 Q3 List of Unfinished Projects



So now it is time to sort out the 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 would use. 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 - and 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 Q3 List



Post your list either on your blog, on Instagram, or on Flickr if you prefer. If posting on social media (Flickr, Instagram), it will be very helpful if you tag your list with #2019FALQ3yourname (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.

IMPORTANT:
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 out...



Link-up Your Q3 List



The 2019 Q3 link for your list of proposed finishes is now open below, on my blog and on each of the hosting blogs. You need only 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
how to link up from Instagram.



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 there is one thing to remember - No deductions for not completing something so - Aim High! Nothing to lose!! Well now, get that list together and get linked up.



LET THE FUN BEGIN!



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.