Monday, September 30, 2013

It's time to link up your Q3 Finish-A-Long Finishes.

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It's the end of Q3 of the Finish-A-Long, can you believe it? I have two finishes this quarter out of the six projects on my list (my original Q3 list is here):

1. Octagonal Orb quilt for Siblings Together: Done and donated. Ta Da post is here.

Octagonal Orb, ready to gift

2. Grannie square quilt - Done and in use, this is my quilt for cuddling, reading, naps, etc. Ta Da post is here.

Granny Squares - Done

So two out of six is not bad, and I am going to have to put some thought into my Q4 list so that I can finish the year on a high note.

Now it is time for you to link up your Q3 finishes. Remember that each finish is an entry into the randomly chosen draws for the prizes from our wonderful Q3 sponsors.

Here are some answers to your questions (the rules are also here):

How do I link up my finishes? Do I need one link for each finish?
  • Please link one blog post or flickr picture for each finished item that you had listed on your Q3 FAL list which you linked up in July. You can link older blog posts or do new ones, as you like. In one or all of the posts or pictures you link up, please include a link to the Q3 list you linked up in July so I can check your entries.
  • Feel free to do a post about how you did this quarter and link it for one of your finishes and then link up the rest of your finishes separately. Don't add an extra link just for the wrap up post please.
  • Please visit some or all of the other links and leave comments, everyone likes comments.

Is there a penalty for not finishing something on my list?
  • No, but please join us for Q4.

Do things I finish in the first week of October count?
  • Yes, anything from your Q3 list that is linked by October 7 counts.

What if I have no Q3 finishes?
  • Leave a comment on this post, post about it on your blog or in the flickr group, but don't link up.
  • Join us for Q4 - put those projects on your Q4 list and let's get them done.

What is the schedule?
  • October 1 - 7 - Q3 tutorials will run on this blog.
  • October 7 -     the Q3 post quarter link up closes at midnight, MST.
  • October 8 -     The Q4 pre-quarter link up opens - please post your Q4 list.
  • October 15 -    The Q4 pre-quarter link closes at midnight, MST.  
  • January 1 -      The Q4 post-quarter link opens.
  • January 8 -     The Q4 post quarter link closes.
  • January 9 -     The 2014 Finish - A - Long begins, with a great new host! (I'll tell you who soon.)
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The Q3 post quarter link is open until midnight MST October 7 - don't be late. You must link your finishes by then for them to count in the draw for the wonderful prizes from our generous and wonderful sponsors - each separately linked finish is one entry in the random draws. If you are trying to squeeze one last finish in you can link the rest of your finishes now and that last one at the 11th hour - just saying.

I can't wait to see how many beautiful projects you have finished and gotten out of your sewing rooms this quarter. Oh, and you can start getting together your Q4 lists. Don't forget, we have great tutorials coming this week, in between the link ups - it is going to be a fun.

If you have any questions, or get stuck linking up, let me know and I will help you out. You can leave a comment or email me at shecanquilt [at] gmail [dot] com.




dutchcomfort said...

Can’t believe a quarter has gone by again Leanne! Love both your finished quilts! And thanks for organizing all that’s involved. I’m sure it’s a lot of work!

Annabella said...

Such beautiful finishes though Leanne. I didn't finish anything but perhaps next quarter?

Susan said...

I'm happy to have three finishes for this quarter. Not sure where to share my original list so I'll do it here:
Thanks for hosting Leanne! Off to write my 4th quarter list....

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Both of your finishes are so gorgeous! Great job. I have linked mine up and my original list is on my blog - Q3 UFO Progress Tab! I so look forward to the day when my lists get shorter!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I finished up 4 out of 5. I'm happy with that accomplishment. Thinking about Q4 now.

Katy Cameron said...

Well done, I shall do a round up and get my link on tomorrow :o)

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

I have a 50% finish rate - literally 1 out of 2! Will link up this week xxx

Kelsey said...

Fantastic finishes Leanne! By friday I'm hoping to have finished 3 of my 4 goals. This link up is fabulous for motivating some finishes!

CapitolaQuilter said...

Lovely finishes. I managed 6 out of 9 with big progress on one more so am feeling pretty accomplished. Now I just need to take pictures of the final quilt and blog about it. Thanks for including me in the tutorials.

Pat V. said...

Wow! Lots of great finishes this quarter. I love your Octagonal Orb quilt.

RobotMomSews said...

Love all these finishes!! I only managed to finish one this quarter. BOO! But at least I got one right? ;)

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

How has this year gone so fast?! Both your finishes are really lovely quilts - and I seem to remember quite a few other projects that were started and finished during the last quarter as well... I'm pretty pleased with my 6/8 - it's better than I thought I'd do!

Sheila said...

Your finishes are super. My apologies for not joining in too much this quarter.

Shevvy said...

Woohoo! I have some finished this time around. Thanks for all the work you put into this.

Katherine said...

Two beautiful finishes, Leanne!

Thanks so much for all you do with FAL - I've thoroughly enjoyed my first year trying this. It has helped keep me on track and I love seeing what others have been making too. Here's to lots of finishes this final quarter (can't believe how fast the year is passing).

Trudi said...

These are beautiful Leanne! Ive only managed a 50% success rate this month! Just added my link :)

Anonymous said...

Leanne ........beautiful finishes. Thank you so much for all your hard work in hosting this wonderful Finish A Long. It is great fun and a wonderful motivation to get projects completed. I realize this must be a huge amount of work for you and I really appreciate it. Have a fabulous week Marie x

Carla said...

Thanks, Leanne, for hosting this helpful finish along! It really is motivating to me.

Toni said...

Your two finishes are both so wonderful, Leanne! Thank you so much for hosting this, I need that motivation!

Holly said...

Wow, you finished two gorgeous quilts and also kept us all going with the FAL! Kudos to you! The Octagonal Orb is amazing, what lucky recipients! Glad you have the Granny Square to cuddle under.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

239 links, quite impressive! Thanks very much Leanne, looking forward to Q4 :)