Friday, April 8, 2016

It's time to link up your Q2 FAL list!

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Here we are - already facing the second quarter of 2016....can you believe it? As you are already aware, the 2016 FAL has gone global - a community of bloggers across the world, jointly hosting the FAL. Our hosts are:
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. 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 Rules for the FAL are on my permanent FAL page, here, let me know if you have any questions.

Here are the fantastic and generous sponsors for Q2 of the FAL - you can see each of their prizes listed under their logo (think about visiting them and saying thank you):

As you may recall from Q1, there was a return of tutorial week at the end of each quarter, between the opening of the link for finishes and the day that link closes. Did you enjoy this? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below! If you have a tutorial that you would like to share, please let me or another host know.

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 get you entry toward the above listed prizes. So while we love to see your bee blocks, the "finish" is when they are a completed, usable project. It is very helpful is you tag your Q2 list as #FALQ2yourname.

2016 FAL Q2 List of Projects

That is my Q2 mosaic of projects. Each of those will be a quilt, except for 6 (counting from the top left) will be a pillow and 13 will be a guitar case. I decided after only finishing one of my list of 9 last time, it was better to have more options this time round. I know there are a few other unfinished projects around my sewing room but this is most of them and I am hoping to finish a few more than one this quarter.

The 2016 Q2 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 Instagram, 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.

The Q2 link will stay open until 11 pm EST, April 16th - as we are global, you might want to check your time zone to determine your last possible time to link. 




Karen in Breezy Point said...

I did enjoy the tutorial--I think it's a fun addition! You have some awesome projects on your list!

Unknown said...

Hi, I'm a bit of a duffer and added my link but didn't change the title! So now it says Instagram instead of Cole and Taffy. Do you know if there's any way I can change it, or delete it and add it again? Thanks so much, Michelle

Karen Messo said...

Oh Egads, cannot figure out how to paste my url of photo from instagram. Help please?

Karen Messo said...

Oh Egads, cannot figure out how to paste my url of photo from instagram. Help please?

Karen Messo said...

I can see that I made the list, however I didn't write a narrative. Should I have done that in instagram? Sorry to be such a pain. I just retired and my mind is mush-as it should be after almost 20 years working for The City!Ha!

Archie The Wonder Dog said...

Good luck with your list!