Saturday, January 6, 2018

Finish-A-Long 2018 Quarter 1 Link up!

It's time to link up your list of unfinished projects that you propose to finish in Q1 of the Finish-A-Long.  We are hoping that the FAL community will inspire you to work on your unfinished projects this quarter (and throughout the remainder of the year) and to get them finished!

The FAL is hosted by a community of bloggers across the world.  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.  At the start of the quarter you post and link up a list of projects you hope to finish in the next three months, and then at the end of the quarter, you link up each successful finish from your original list.

Each linked up finish is an entry into the draw 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 2018 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 Q1 of the Finish-A-Long - you can see each of their prizes listed under their logo (think about visiting them and saying thank you):

Fat Quarter Shop Logo
$50 Gift Certificate
During Quiet Side Logo
3 PDF Patterns
Sew Sisters Quilt Shop Logo
$25 Gift Certificate
Quilting Jetgirl Logo
2 PDF Patterns
Sew Me a Song Logo
$20 Gift Certificate
Happy Quilting Logo
3 PDF Patterns
Charm About You Logo
2 PDF Patterns
Make Modern Magazine Logo
3 Six Month Subscr.
Studio 39 Fabrics Logo
$25 Gift Certificate
Tartankiwi Logo
$25 Gift Certificate
Sew Sweetness Logo
A Minikins Bundle
Mad About Patchwork Logo
$50 Gift Certificate
Blossom Hearts Logo
2 PDF Patterns
Clover & Violet Logo
$30 Gift Certificate
Finish A Long Logo
Join Us!

So, now it is time to round up those projects you want to finish over the next three months!  Take a photo of each one and make your list.  Please ensure that you have at least started your projects - pulled fabric with a pattern is considered a UFO, and remember it is only finished projects that will get you an 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. 

If posting on social media (Flickr, Facebook & Instagram,) it will be very helpful if you tag your list with #2018FALQ1yourname (where yourname is unique to you.)  Using the same hashtag over the quarter when sharing project progress or finishes, helps the host to make the connection to your original list quickly and easily.
IMPORTANT: Don't forget to link up your finishes when the quarter closes!

The 2018 Q1 link for your list of proposed finished is now open below on my blog and each of the hosting blogs.  You need only link your list once, on one blog - the link will show up on all of the blogs.  If you are using Facebook, Flickr or Instagram, post a mosaic of your projects and put your list in the description.  Don't forget to include your unique hashtag.  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 - visit and comment on their lists.  We all need encouragement to get those finishes done, so please share some of your own too.
If you want you can follow us on Facebook: Finish-A-Long and/or on Instagram @finishalong, too.  We'll post encouragement during the quarter, and reminders when the finishes link-up opens at the end of the quarter. 

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 Q1 proposed finish linky party will stay open until 11 pm EST, Monday January 15, 2018 - as we are global, you might want to check your time zone to determine your last possible time to link (you can also see how much time is left below the linked up images on the right.)
Remember: you only need to link up at ONE hosting blog and it will automatically show up on all hosting blogs.
An InLinkz Link-up

Feel free to add this button to your blog if you want to show you've sign on!

Finish-A-Long Quarter 1 2018

These are my Quarter One Goals!!!!
Much of this list is rolling over from 2017.  I've got a few new additions that I'm super excited about!
I've got some really oldies I need to clear out.  I've run out of project boxes.  Ahem.


Needs quilting
1.  Violet Craft's Lion quilt (SLOWLY hand quilting)
Violet Craft lion

2.  Tula sampler block quilt, version 1 (top and back done)  Got batting.  Need to start.
Tula sampler

3.  Smorgasboard quilt (still hand quilting)
Smorgasboard quilt

4.  Project 48 quilt (basted, unquilted)
Project 48 quilt

5.  Libs Elliott Embrace the Chaos
embrace the chaos

6.  Meadow mini quilt
frog block

7.  Garden Gate

8.  Quicker by the Dozen

Just needs binding

9.  Tula Butterfly Quilt
tula butterfly

10. Meadow quilt

11. baby quilt
baby quilt

12. Peru mini for me!

Peru mini for me!

Top done

13.  Nessie quilt

14.  Round robin Improv

15.  Milky Way Sampler, hosted by Blossom Heart Quilts
Milky Way quilt

16. AMQG BOM (designed by me!!!!), version 1, mini size

17.  Summer Solstice quilt (top pieced)

18.  Chocolatier BOM, hosted by Gen X quilters

19. Urbanologie BOM, hosted by The Intrepid Thread
Urbanologie quilt

Ongoing WIP

20. AMQG BOM (designed by me!!!!), version 1, throw size

21.  AMQG BOM (designed by me!!!!), version 2, throw size

22.  Tula Sampler, V.2 Cotton and Steel
Tula block 1

23.  Small World
Small World

24.  Sushi Washi
sushi washi

25.  Octopus top
octopus top

26.  Cross Quilt improv
cross quilt start

27.  Patchwork City quilt
Patchwork city

28.  Sprout mini quilt  (Patchwork from Scrap class)

29. Lawn tunic
lawn tunic

30.  Purple improv
improv baby

31.  HST play

32.  Single Girl quilt
freewheeling single girl

33.  Galaxy dress/washi
galaxy dress

34.  Wrap sweater

35.  Itty Bitty Broken star quilt
broken lonestar

36.  Tear Drop quilt

37.  Dr who shoes (need to resew one and elastic both)
dr who shoes

38.  Love scrap quilt
Love scrap quiltLove block

39.  Tula The Hood quilt (This one is my #quilttheweightoff quilt project)..It's, um, stalled, pending some much needed weight loss.
house quilt

40.  Aviatrix

41.  Log Cabin quilt  (no pic because I have to hunt it up)

42.  Green Tea and Sweet Beans

43.  Delilah BOM

44.  Squircle quilt

45.  Girl Next Door quilt
in the neighborhood quilt

46.  Libs Elliott  The Weight of Love quilt

47.  Cactus quilt
cactus quilt

48.  Athena the Octopus quilt
Athena octo

49.  Forest Fancy quilt
fancy forest

50.  Art student tote
Art tote

51.  Cotton Ball quilt  (designed at Sisters)...kind of a secret...hoping to release a pattern

52.  Serenity Circle quilt (blocks from winter 2017)
Serenity Dec

53.  Vinyl zipper pouches
vinyl pouches

54.  Hesperides pillow  (started at Sisters)
IMG_0294 (1)

55.  Project Linus quilt
economy blocks

56.  Glitter quilt (using the scrap pile)

57.  Pool Tote 1 (I cut it out intending it to be a Christmas present and then fizzled)
pool tote 1

58.  Epic Halloween quilt
Halloween quilt

59.  fairy/butterfly for MIL (it's been sandwiched, waiting to do reverse applique)
jersey quilt

60.  Triforce Throw

61.  Skater dress
skater dress

62.  Serenity 2
Serenity 2

63.  Fussy Cut Sampler

64.  Dog bed

65.  Skillbuilder quilt (with FMQ practice)

66.  Hospice quilt 1


1.  manticore socks
Manticore socks

2.  Peacock mittens  (still on mitten #1)
Peacock mittens

3.  Scrap blanket
scrap blanket

4.  slip stitch socks
slipped stitch sock

5.  Katniss Socks
Katniss socks

Bucket List for 2018  (NOT INTENDED FOR THIS QUARTER'S FAL LIST, but the ADHD might kick in)

1.  Tula Tumbler quilt
Tula tumbler quilt

2.  Sujata Shah's Organized Chaos
Organized Chaos

3.  Sloth quilt
Sloth quilt

4.  Tula Future Garden quilt
Tula Future Flower garden

5.  Steampunk (I have one block cut)

6.  Tree quilt
tree quilt

7.  Fish quilt
fish quilt

8.  Unicorn Quilt
Unicorn quilt

9.  Desert Forest critters
Desert Critters

10.  Gnome quilt
gnome quilt