2018 Finish-A- Along

2018 Finish A Long Logo 2

This year will be hosted by a collection of bloggers.

Sandra – Studio Sew of Course

Marci – Marci Girl Designs

Leanne – She Can Quilt

Izzy – Dizzy Quilts

Ella – Throw a Wench in the Works

Felicity – Felicity Quilts

Karen – Capitola Quilter

and of course me, Lynne – Tinking Along

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 (big or small, short or long) at the beginning of the quarter and link up via one of the Finish – A – Long hosts blog linky post.  You then use that quarter to finish your projects, and at the end of the quarter you link up any of these finished projects and become eligible for prizes (randomly drawn.)  There is no penalty for not finishing these projects and they can be carried over to the next quarter.  Win, win!  One of the best aspects of the Finish – A – Long is the community involvement via the host blogs linky, Flickr, Instagram and Facebook.  Once you have linked up take some time to visit other links, leave comments and participate!  You can encourage, meet and make new friends, trust me, I have!  Ready to participate?  The schedule, rules and sponsors are below.

Schedule

Quarter 1

1/7/18 Q1 proposed finishes linky opens

1/15/18 Q1 proposed finishes linky closes Monday

The link party is closed – work on those projects!

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4/1/18 Q1 finishes linky opens Sunday (Easter)

4/2/18 – 4/6/18 – Tutorial week

4/9/18 Q1 finishes linky closes Monday

Quarter 2

4/10/18 Q2 proposed finishes linky opens Tuesday

4/18/18 Q2 proposed finishes linky closes Wednesday

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7/1/18 Q2 finishes linky opens Sunday

7/2/18 – 7/6/18 – Tutorial week

7/9/18 Q2 finishes linky closes Monday

Quarter 3

7/10/18 Q3 proposed finishes linky opens Tuesday

7/18/18 Q3 proposed finishes linky closes Wednesday

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10/1/18 Q3 finishes linky opens Monday

10/2/18 – 10/5/18 – Tutorial week

10/9/18 Q3 finishes linky closes Tuesday

Quarter 4

10/10/18 Q4 proposed finishes linky opens Wednesday

10/18/18 Q4 proposed finishes linky closes Thursday

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1/1/19 Q4 finishes linky opens Tuesday (New Years Day)

1/9/19 Q4 finishes linky closes Wednesday

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 describe your plan 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 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.

– 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.

Sponsors


Fat Quarter Shop Logo
$50 Gift Certificate

During Quiet Side Logo
3 PDF Patterns

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop Logo
$25 Gift Certificate

Quilting Jetgirl Logo
2 PDF Patterns

Sew Me a Song Logo
$20 Gift Certificate

Happy Quilting Logo
3 PDF Patterns

Charm About You Logo
2 PDF Patterns

Make Modern Magazine Logo
3 Six Month Subscr.

Studio 39 Fabrics Logo
$25 Gift Certificate

Tartankiwi Logo
$25 Gift Certificate

Sew Sweetness Logo
A Minikins Bundle

Mad About Patchwork Logo
$50 Gift Certificate

Blossom Hearts Logo
2 PDF Patterns

Clover & Violet Logo
$30 Gift Certificate

Finish A Long Logo
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Finish – A – Long Social Media:

Please visit and like the Finish -A- Long Facebook page, click HERE.
You can also follow the Finish -A – Long on Instagram, @finishalong or click HERE.
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