Saturday, October 8, 2016

Time to post Q4 FAL "to be finished" lists!

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Wow, this year has gone fast. Looking back, it has been a great year so far. I have been much more intentional in my choices for hobby time but still I have not finished all of my projects. I am going to think about my own Q4 FAL list and try to post it tomorrow. Please join us for Q4 of the FAL by linking up your own list too.

 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, let me know if you have any questions.

 Here are the fantastic and generous sponsors for Q4 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 the previous, 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. The FAL has been the source of a number of fantastic tutorials, Rhonda did a round up post of all of them yesterday - to check them all out go here.

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 if you tag your Q4list as #FALQ4yourname. The 2016 Q4 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 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.

When creating your list there is one thing to remember....No deductions for not completing something so ..... Aim High! Nothing to lose!!! Well Now..... Get those lists together and get linked up. 

The Q4 linky party will stay open until 11 pm EST, October 16, 2016- as we are global, you might ant 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.




Rosa said...

Congratulations ladies,your finished projects are fabulous!

Puppilalla said...

Thank you for hosting the FAL 2016 for us =)

Quilts By Laurel said...

Do I need to do anything special if I edited my list since I originally posted it? I added one more project to the list and made a note on my blog post to reflect the edit. Let me know. Thanks! :) :) :)

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Thank you Leanne and all the FAL hosts!