Monday, 15 April 2019

Projects to Finish - My Q2 List

- link up your own list HERE, and find more info at the Finish-A-Long PAGE -

Hi there! A short while ago we were taking link-ups of finishes to the Finish-A-Long for the first quarter of the year. While I reminded you of that in the blog, I had nothing to link up at all myself.
NOTHING.

So this post has become really easy, I mostly just repeat what I said three months ago. So sorry if it is becoming repetitive! I really will try harder to get different posts out in between Finish-A-Long ones, so please stick around...

As you can see below, the pink boxes indicate where my projects were at at the start of Q1, and the blue is what I have done since then:


I also started another (oops!) project. As I mentioned in a recent post, I have become a bit obsessed with log cabin quilts and their possibilities. So in the process of making that post and looking at log cabins, I made another quilt top. In the above list it is indicated with  dark green boxes...

So here is my list for Quarter 2 spelled out:
  • Feathered Star quilt - top done:

  • Cubes quilt - almost quilted:

  • Log Cabin quilt - top done:


  • Black and White quilt - top done:
Not quite the pattern I had in mind at the start of last quarter, but I fell for another idea. Pretty pleased how it came out! Now "just" quilting, binding and labelling left...


  • Logo quilt - top done:

  • Curved Log Cabin with Corner Geese - top done:

Lots to work on, better get my quilting mojo out of hiding... and hopefully I'll have more success this time!

Of course linking up with Q2 of the Finish-A-Long a few posts back. Will you be joining us?


Sandra

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Make your list for Q2 of the Finish-A-Long


Finish-A-Long 2019 logo


Hello everyone! It is April, a new quarter of the year, and so today it is time for Quarter 2 of the Finish-A-Long (FAL)!

If you missed participating at the beginning of the year, you can join us now for a brand new start. Those of you who joined us for the first quarter, thank you, and I hope you finished some things and plan to continue on with us for Q2.

So let's get to it!
You can now link up your list of projects that you want to finish in Quarter 2 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 Q2 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 Q2 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 Q2 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 #2019FALQ2yourname (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 Q2 List


The 2019 Q2 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:


FAL logo - I'm in!


Remember: you only need to link up at ONE hosting blog and it will automatically show up on all hosting blogs. The link-up will remain open until 18 April, for the exact time see at the pottom of the linkup.




Sandra

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Link up your FAL finishes - reminder


Today I'm popping in for a quick reminder that the Quarter 1 link up for all your finishes closes on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11 pm EST (which is 10 April, 5 am Dublin/London summer time - in case you are a night owl and like to link up very last minute)!  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 #2019FALQ1yourname to be used in the Q1 list post, and in any Q1 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 Q1 altogether, you can always join in for Quarter 2 which is taking off on April 10th, with the link up opening for your List of Proposed Finishes. We hope you will join us!

Sandra
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