It may be difficult to believe but here we are....the first Quarter of the 2016 Finish-A-Long.Thank you to the wonderful Adrianne, from On The Windy Side who hosted the 2015 FAL and to all of you for participating in 2015.
As I've said, the 2016 FAL is going global - a community of bloggers across the world will be jointly hosting the FAL. Our hosts are:
Each finish is an entry for wonderful prizes from our sponsors. There is no penalty for not finishing a listed project, so feel free to make your list long or short, as you wish. The 2016 Schedule and the Rules for the FAL are on my permanent FAL page, let me know if you have any questions. Here are the fantastic and generous sponsors for Q1 of the FAL - you can see each of their prizes listed under their logo:
It's time to round up those projects you want to finish over the next three months, take a photo of where you are now, and make your list. Please ensure that you have at least started your projects - pulled fabric with a pattern or plan, and remember that it is finished projects that will count. So while we love to see your bee blocks, the "finish" is when they are a completed, quilted quilt.
The 2016 Q1 link for your list of proposed finishes is now open below on my blog and on each of the hosting blogs. You only link your list once, on one blog - and that link will show up on all of the blogs. If you are using Flickr or Instgram, link a mosaic and put your list in the description. Katy of The Littlest Thistle has a great tutorial on how to link-up if you have need it.
We also ask that you become part of the FAL community. Please check out the links of others and visit and comment on their lists. We all need encouragement to get those finishes done, so please share some of your own too.
That mosaic is my list - just 9 items this time. Putting everything I have to do on my list, like I did for Q4 of 2015 did not focus me, so this time I am selecting specific projects. They are:
- Orange Twirl Quilt - this is new to this blog, but I have been sharing it on Instagram. I hope to get the pattern done too.
- Improv Trees Table Runner or Pillow
- Bee Sewcial Quilt - I am just waiting on one set of blocks and I am keen to finish it
- Lion Quilt - I am almost finished the paper piecing now
- The Collection Appliqué Quilt - I'm not sure I will finish but maybe
- Liberty medallion Quilt
- Scrappy Blocks Quilt
- Japanese print pillows
- Liberty Blocks - there are more blocks in Nicky's pattern but I might just take the blocks I have an make a quilt or maybe I will make more. I figured while I had the Liberty fabrics out for the medallion, I should finish these off too.
Well, 9 projects in 3 months might not be that focused, but wish me luck.
Now its your turn. Get those lists together and get linked up. The Q1 linky party will stay open until 11:00 pm EST, January 16th - as we are global, you might want to check your time zone to determine your last possible time to link.
Remember: you only need to link up on ONE hosting blog and it will automatically show up on all hosting blogs.
Oh and you can like the 2016 FAL on Facebook here and follow us on Instagram @finishalong, and tag your progress and your finishes #2016FAL.