Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Big news for the 2016 FAL!



There is big news for the 2016 Finish - A - Long!

For those of you who are new to the FAL, it is a place to find motivation and encouragement to complete those unfinished projects that are hanging about becoming UFOs. Every quarter you post a list of projects you hope to finish in the next three months, and then at the end of the quarter, you post a link from your blog, flickr or instagram of each successful finish from your original list. Each finish is an entry for wonderful prizes from our sponsors.

The FAL has grown and grown since Rhonda - now Rhonda's Ramblings - started it in 2012 in the USA. It moved to Canada in 2013 where Leanne - She Can Quilt (that's me) - hosted it, then in 2014 it was off to Scotland in the UK where Katy - The Littlest Thistle - was in charge, and in 2015 it moved to New Zealand where Adrianne - On the Windy Side - has been doing the honours. And it really has become too big for just one blogger.

So the 2016 FAL is going global - a community of bloggers across the world will be jointly hosting the FAL. Our hosts will be:


There will be shared link-ups that you only need to join on one blog for your links to appear on all the hosting blogs. Otherwise, the FAL will remain mainly unchanged and we are hoping that everyone will join us.

2015 Finish-Along

Please link up your Q4 2015 finishes with Adrianne at On the Windy Side, from December 31, 2015 through to January 6, 2016.

And please plan to join the 2016 FAL. The Q1 link for your proposed list of finishes will open on January 7, 2016, on all of the new community hosts.

2016 FAL
2016 FAL

In the meantime, you can grab the 2016 FAL button and follow along with everyone in the hosting community. On Instagram and other social media, for 2016, please use the hashtag #2016FAL and follow the FAL account @finishalong.

It's going to be great fun!

Best,

Leanne



15 comments:

  1. So fun. I might have to join, else I won't finish a thing. I'll think about a list for the next three months soon.

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  2. It's a good idea to share the responsibility. The FAL is such a good tool for helping to keep us on track.

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  3. I'm looking forward to helping out and being part of the group!

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    1. An excellent Idea. I need some one to hound me! (hound- get it) 😂😂😂😂

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  4. Fun upgrade! Looking forward to join in :)

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  5. Good idea to share this for 2016. I was not very good last year with finishes but will be joining again this year and be a full participant. By the way is there a code for the button or are we just doing a copy?

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  6. Great! Looking forward to getting some quilts made this year! (I just made my WIP list, amd it's scary).

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  7. 2015 turned out to be my biggest year of finishing things. I hope to get even more done in 2016. I'll definitely consider joining the FAL.

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  8. it did seem a lot of organisation for one person, good idea to share it around. I will definitely sign up for 2016. I missed 2015 but it does help to keep me focussed.

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  9. I'm going to link up too. I can't find the code for the button. Can anyone help?

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    1. I've added the buttons with code to this post, and my sidebar and 2016 FAL page at the top of my blog to make it easier for everyone to grab the button!

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  10. Great idea to have more bloggers hosting the FAL! I hope to join in again!

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  11. I'm in! Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts told me about this and I am so excited! You know it's a problem when you can't find places to stash your in-progress projects! Thanks for doing this!

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  12. I need this!

    I copied the code already.

    http://chquilt.com/

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