2019 Finish-A-Long


Welcome to the 2019 Finish-A-Long!

The FAL is hosted by a group of bloggers from around the world!
Please feel free to grab and use the 2019 FAL buttons!  

 

The 2019 Finish-A-Long Hosts: 

Sandra of Sew of Course - Ireland

Marci of Marci Girl Designs - USA Louisiana

Leanne of She Can Quilt - Canada

Ella of Throw a Wench in the Works - USA Georgia

Karen of Capitola Quilter - USA California

Lynne of Tinking Along - USA Maryland

Izzy of Dizzy Quilts - Canada 

Sarah of Sarah Goer Quilts - USA California

Julie of That's Sew Julie - USA Iowa

Sarah of Cedar Fork Stitches - USA Montana

Sharla of Thistle Thicket Studio - USA Kansas

Nicole of Handwrought Quilts - Canada 

What is the Finish-A-Long?

The Finish-A-Long is the brainchild of Rhonda (Rhonda's Ramblings) and was started back in 2012 as a no pressure linky event that allows you to make a quarterly list of the works in progress (WIPS) that you are hoping to finish during that quarter of the year.  You create a list (as reasonable or fantastical as you like!) at the beginning of the quarter and link up via one of the FAL hosts linky post.  You then use that quarter, all 3 months of it, to finish your projects!  At the end of the quarter you link up any of the finished projects from your list, and become eligible for prizes, which are randomly drawn from all the linked finishes.  There is no penalty for not finishing all or even any of the projects from your list and they can certainly be carried over to the next quarter.  Once you have linked up your list, take some time to visit other links, leave comments and participate! For me, that has been the best part...well, that and actually getting some quilts finished! It is fun to encourage others as you see all the pretty things out there! On behalf of all the hosts of the 2019 Finish-A-Long, I sure hope you will join us for one or all the quarters this year! The schedule, rules and sponsors are below.

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 use a mosaic and describe your plans in the description.

- In order for your projects to be eligible, they must 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 needs to be quilted, or a half knit jumper, etc. We 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 about it on your blog, or a description with a Flickr or Instagram pic.
- At the end of the quarter, link up each individual post/Flickr pic (please link back to your original list from the start of the same quarter in some way). For each finish/link you complete, you get an entry into the prize 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. We’re 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 as a finish 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 will be drawn at random for each of the prizes donated by our sponsors for that quarter. We will contact you by email (the one you enter when linking up) if you win a prize.

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

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

The 2019 Finish-A-Long Schedule:

Q1

10 January (Thu) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup opens
18 January (Fri) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup closes

1 April (Mon) Finishes - Linkup opens
2-6 April - Tutorial Week
9 April (Tue) Finishes - Linkup closes

Q2

10 Apr 2019 (Wed) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup opens
18 Apr 2019 (Thu) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup closes

1 July (Mon) Finishes - Linkup opens
2-6 July - Tutorial Week
9 July (Tue) Finishes - Linkup closes

Q3

10 July (Wed) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup opens
18 July (Thu) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup closes

1 October (Tue) Finishes - Linkup opens
2-6 October - Tutorial Week
9 October (Wed) Finishes - Linkup closes

Q4

10 October (Thu) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup opens
18 October (Fri) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup closes

1 January 2020 (Wed) Finishes - Linkup opens
9 January 2020 (Thu) Finishes - Linkup closes

2019 Finish-A-Long Sponsors
THANK YOU!!!!!

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



The FAL on Social Media
    IG: @finishalong #2019FAL
Facebook:  FinishALong



2 comments:

Marija said...

Oh how happy am I find this now!! I think I saw thise in previous years and somehow didnt focus, register or whatever and I so need it!! List of UFOs and WIPs is pretty long and 2019 MUST be a year to knock some (most?) off the list!! Thank you for being one of the hosts - I AM IN!!

Neha Rajput said...

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