2017 Finish-A-Long

What is Finish-A-Long :

The FAL is a low pressure community event that allows you to make a list of projects that have already been started but not finished and thus are hanging about in your sewing room as UFOs. The list is linked up at the beginning of a quarter and then at the end of the quarter you link up a link for each item on your list that you finished. Each link is an entry into the random draw for great prizes sponsored by our generous sponsors. There is no penalty for not finishing something on your list.

The link will be hosted on all the hosting blogs but you only need to link on one blog for it to show on all. We also encourage everyone to visit the links of others for inspiration and community. 

How to Participate (aka The 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 (note: this definition has been broadened from previous years), a quilt top needs to be quilted, or a half knit jumper. I 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 all about it, or a description of a Flickr pic.
- At the end of the quarter, link up each individual post/Flickr pic (please link back to your original list in some way). For each finish/link you complete, you get an entry into the 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. I'm 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 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 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 next quarter will open on the following day.

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

Follow and Share:

Join the Finish-A-Long Facebook group and follow on @finishalong on Instagram.  Be sure to tag your pictures #2017fal and your finishes with #2017falQ1yourname (then Q2 etc).   You can also use #2017FAL and #2017finishalong.

Grab a Button:

Capitola Quilter

The 2017 Schedule: 

First Quarter:
1/8/17 Q1 proposed finishes linky opens
1/14/17 Q1 proposed finishes linky closes

3/26/17 Q1 finishes linky opens
3/27/17 - 3/31/17 Tutorial week
4/1/17 Q1 finishes linky closes
Second Quarter:
4/2/17 Q2 proposed finishes linky opens
4/8/17 Q2 proposed finishes linky closes

6/2517 Q2 finishes linky opens
6/26/17 - 6/30/17 Tutorial week
7/1/17 Q2 finishes linky closes

Third Quarter:
7/2/17 Q3 proposed finishes linky opens
7/8/17 Q3 proposed finishes linky closes

9/24/17 Q3 finishes linky opens
9/25/17 - 9/28/17 Tutorial week
9/30/17 Q3 finishes linky closes
Fourth Quarter:
10/1/17 Q4 proposed finishes linky opens
10/7/17 Q4 proposed finishes linky closes

12/31/17 Q4 finishes linky opens
1/6/18 Q4 finishes linky closes 

2017 Finish-A-Long Global Community Hosts:

  • Sarah - Sew me - Northern Ireland

The Sponsors: