Thursday, 11 July 2019

My Finish-A-Long list for Q3

Hello everyone!
Did you see that the link-up for the third quarter of the Finish-A-Long is open? Did you link up yet?

This is my post to link up my list of unfinished projects for this quarter. As you will see, my list is not getting any shorter. I did not finish a single project this quarter, and worse, I added new projects, too!
Surely I am not the only one that gets sidetracked by lovely new ideas?!

So this is my current list (find the free planner if you're interested):







I added my latest update in orange, can you tell I like my list to be colourful?

So here are the Q3 details:
  • Feathered Star quilt - top done:

  • Cubes quilt - almost quilted:

  • Log Cabin quilt - top done:


  • Black and White quilt - top done:


  • Logo quilt - top done:

  • Curved Log Cabin with Corner Geese - top done (I know, ANOTHER log cabin quilt!):



  • And in the last few days I started a top. I used the Shirt No.1 pattern from 100 Acts of Sewing, and adapted it. Full blog post to follow once it can be worn, which will be very soon: 




  • And lastly, I finally got a new ruler. For a long time I had ideas to play with 60° triangles, and now I will. Another quilt on the way!


So, my list is growing, but I'm sure at least one project will be done this quarter.
I intend to be sewing, sewing, sewing this summer!

Linking up at the Q3 list linkup.


Sandra

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Quarter 3 Finish-A-Long List Linkup - Open Now




Hello everyone, I'm back again! It is time for Quarter 3 of the Finish-A-Long (FAL)!

As you can see, the new quarter of the Finish-A-Long is starting today.  To those of you who did join us for the first and second quarter, thank you and I hope you finished some of your projects and that you are happy to continue with us for Q3. Nobody ever runs out of unfinished projects, do they?!! And if you missed participating the first half of the year, you can join us now for a brand new start.

So let's get started!
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 DONE!!

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/or this one too:
If you want, HTML for the buttons can also be found on my Finish-A-Long PAGE, and a helpful planning sheet can be downloaded at the Planner PAGE.




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




Sandra

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Finish-A-Long reminder and Tutorial Week




Have you linked up your finishes for Quarter 2 of the Finish-A-Long yet? Here's a reminder that the link up will close on Tuesday, July 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.  Find the linkup on my blog, 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 #2019FALQ2yourname to be used in the Q2 list post, and in any Q2 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 Q2 altogether, you can always join in for Quarter 3 which is taking off on July 10th, with the link up opening for your List of Proposed Finishes. We hope you will join us!

Sandra

Monday, 1 July 2019

Linkup your finishes!




We have come to the end of Quarter 2 of the 2019 Finish-A-Long!! So now is the time to link up those finishes from the list you linked up with us in April. We hope that you have been able to complete a bunch of the UFOs from your list and if you haven't (I haven't finished any), we'll do it all over again for Quarter 3 in a few days!

The 2019 FAL is hosted by a great community of bloggers. 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

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 2019 Quarter 2 link for your finishes is now open below on my blog 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 appropriate quarter, too). On Instagram the best way to do that is to tag your photos with #2019FALQ2yourname (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. Please check out links of others and leave a some (friendly) comments. 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 Q2 Finishes link will stay open from now until 11 pm, EST, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (that is 4 am, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Dublin and London if my calculations are correct...). We are global, so 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 any finishes early and if you have a last minute one, add that one later so you don't risk missing 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 Q3 list as the next LIST link opens on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Here is the 2019 Q2 Finishes link-up:



Sandra
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