Friday, January 4, 2019

2018 FAL Q4 Finishes Reminder to Link Up


Popping in today for a quick reminder that the Quarter 4 Link Up for all your finishes closes on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 11 pm EST. So you still have a few more days to finish a project or two and link them up to be eligible for prizes. The link up can be found HERE or on the blog of any of our current hosts.

A few reminders for linking up:
  • Please only one finished project for each post that you link up, so that each finish can be an entry in the (random) prize draw. 
  • Please include a link to your original list in each post of your finishes (on Instagram the link is the unique tag #2018FALQ4yourname to be used in the Q4 list post, and in any Q4 finish post).
  • Please visit some of the other participants and leave a friendly comment, we all love to get those!
Finally, we hope you will be joining us for 2019 to do it all over again!! So get your list ready, the link up for Q1 Lists will open on January 10, 2019.

Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 Q4 FAL Link Up - LAST ONE!!


Can you believe it, the year is over!  We have made it to the end of the fourth quarter of the 2018 Finish-A-Long and it's time to link up your Q4 finishes.  We hope you have used the past three months to complete a bunch of those UFOs on your lists!  If not there is always next year...

The 2018 FAL has a community of bloggers across the world jointly hosting and this year's hosts are:


Before the link up, let's give a huge thank you to our fantastic sponsors:

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
Bunny's Designs Logo
$40 Gift Certificate 


The 2018 Quarter 4 link for your finishes is now open below on my blog and on each of the hosting blogs - you only need to link on one blog for your finish to appear on all host blogs.

Link-up "Rules":

Add one link for each finish.  If you want to link a round up post of all your finishes, use that link to enter one of your finishes and then link the rest of your finishes separately.  Please, only one link per finish, as your link is an entry into the randomly drawn prize draws. 

Please ensure that the photo (Instagram or Flickr) or blog post you link up contains a link or reference back to your original list so that we can verify your entry (make sure it is from the appropriate quarter, too). On Instagram, tag your photos with #2018FALQ4yourname (where yourname is unique to you), this makes it easier for us to match your finishes with your list, which also should have this tag.

Please become part of the FAL community.  Check out the links of others and leave a comment. We all need encouragement so let's applaud each other.  The 2018 FAL Facebook page is HERE and you can follow us on Instagram @finishalong.

Our hosts will also link up their finishes to share in the community but they are not eligible for any of the prizes.

The Q4 Finishes link will stay open from now thru 11 pm, EST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 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).  It is best to link up your finishes early and if you have a last minute one, add that one later so you don't miss out.  The prizes will be awarded as soon as we can verify all the entries and do the drawings.  We will post the winners on each host's blog.

Lastly, don't forget to start making your 2019 list as the Q1 list link opens on January 10, 2019.

2018 Q4 Finishes Link Up:

Monday, October 29, 2018

2018 Q3 Finish A Long Winners!



Today we are celebrating 359 (!!) finished projects in Quarter 3 of the 2018 Finish-A-Long. So many of you are joining in and getting their UFOs or WIPs out of that dark corner, and into the limelight to be shown off as a finish. If you are in need of inspiration go on over and have a look, there were so many great makes. And of course, thanks to our many generous sponsors, we are finishing off the quarter by announcing the lucky winners!!

Without further ado, the winners picked by the Random Number Generator of the 2018 Q3 FAL prizes are:

The Q3 Winner of the $50 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop is Sarah who blogs at Cedar Fork Stitches and she finished this graphic colorful quilt:

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The Q3 Winner of the 3 PDF Patterns from During Quiet Time is Celine who blogs at Espritpatch and she finished this lovely pencil case for her daughter:

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The Q3 prize of the $25 Gift Certificate from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop goes to Charlene on Flickr cyanh2o and she finished this lovely quilted bag to hold her sewing machine:

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The Q3 Winner of the 2 PDF Patterns from Quilting Jet Girl is Crystal who blogs at Crystal's Creations and she finished this sweet memory bear:


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The Q3 Winner of the $20 Gift Certificate from Sew Me a Song is Beth on IG @blue_dragonfly5 and she finished this stunning quilt:

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The Q3 Winner of the 3 PDF Patterns from Happy Quilting is Allison on IG @catsquilter and she finished this handy knitting/project bag:

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The Q3 Winner of the 2 PDF Patterns from Charm About You is Cathy who blogs at Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting and she finished this all scrap postage stamp Sue quilt:

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The Q3 Winners (3x) of the 6 Month Subscription to Make Modern Magazine are:

1.  Sheila who blogs at Chez Budsmam.  She finished this adorable bunting:



2.  Kathleen who blogs at Kathleen McMusing.  She finished this colorful scrappy benefit quilt:


3. Marilyn who blogs at Marly's Quilts.  She finished this lovely knitted shawl:

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The Q3 prize of the $25 Gift Certificate from Studio 39 Fabrics goes to Kristin who blogs at Gumdrops and she finished this lovely grey baby quilt (no the photo isn't in B&W!):

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 The Q3 Winner of the $25 Gift Certificate from Tartan Kiwi is Helen via IG @archiewonderdog and she finished these lovely wool socks:

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The Q3 Winner of the Minikins bundle from Sew Sweetness is Mary who blogs at Mary Emmens and she finished these really fun Luna pants:

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The Q3 prize of the $50 Gift Certificate from Mad About Patchwork goes to Julie via IG @julieschloemer and she finished this super sweet baby quilt:

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The Q3 Winner of the 2 PDF Patterns from Blossom Heart Quilts is Alison via Flickr @Alison Elliot and she finished this great scrap quilt that was donated to the Cancer Society:

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The Q3 Winner of the $30 Gift Certificate from Clover & Violet is Dawn who blogs at DawnyK Designs and she finished this lap robe for her 100 year old grandmother:

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The Q3 Winner of the $40 Gift Certificate from Bunny's Designs is Emily who blogs at The Darling Dogwood and she finished this lovely quilt that used just two mini charm packs:

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Congratulations to all the winners!  Thank you for playing along with us in the third quarter, and we hope you continue joining in for the rest of the year. We love to encourage you to finish up all those WIPs and UFOs, and to see what great makes will be finished next time.