2018 Finish-A-Long


Welcome to the 2018 Finish-A-Long!

The global community of bloggers who are hosting the 2017 FAL are:

What's the FAL?

Finish A Long (FAL) is a the brainchild of Rhonda (Rhonda's Ramblings) and was started back in 2012 as a no pressure linky event that allows you to make a quarterly list of the works in progress (WIPs) that you are hoping to finish during that quarter of the year. You create a list (big or small, short or long - totally up to you) at the beginning of the quarter and link up via one of the Finish-A-Long hosts' blog linky post. You then use that quarter to finish your projects, and at the end of the quarter you link up any of these finished projects and become eligible for prizes (randomly drawn). There is no penalty for not finishing these projects and they can be carried over to the next quarter. Win-win! One of the best aspects of the Finish-A-Long is the community involvement via the host blogs' linky, Flickr, Instagram and Facebook. Once you have linked up, take some time to visit other links, leave comments and participate! You can encourage, meet and make new friends - it's a really lovely supportive community. Ready to participate? The schedule, rules and sponsors are below. 

FAL on social media


Please visit and like the FAL facebook page, and follow us on instagram as @finishalong.

FAL Schedule

Here is the schedule for 2018:

Q1
1/7/18 Q1 proposed finishes linky opens Sunday
1/15/18 Q1 proposed finishes linky closes Monday

4/1/18 Q1 finishes linky opens Sunday (Easter)
4/2/18 - 4/6/18 - Tutorial week
4/9/18 Q1 finishes linky closes Monday

Q2
4/10/18 Q2 proposed finishes linky opens Tuesday
4/18/18 Q2 proposed finishes linky closes Wednesday

7/1/18 Q2 finishes linky opens Sunday
7/2/18 - 7/6/18 - Tutorial week
7/9/18 Q2 finishes linky closes Monday

Q3
7/10/18 Q3 proposed finishes linky opens Tuesday
7/18/18 Q3 proposed finishes linky closes Wednesday

10/1/18 Q3 finishes linky opens Monday
10/2/18 - 10/5/18 - Tutorial week
10/9/18 Q3 finishes linky closes Tuesday

Q4
10/10/18 Q4 proposed finishes linky opens Wednesday
10/18/18 Q4 proposed finishes linky closes Thursday

1/1/19 Q4 finishes linky opens Tuesday (New Year's Day)
1/9/19 Q4 finishes linky closes Wednesday

Rules:


- At the start of each quarter there will be a linky party for you to link up your proposed list of finishes. You must link up in order to be able to be eligible for those prizes at the end. Please enter only ONE blog post, Flickr photo or Instagram photo at this starting link-up. If you use Flickr or Instagram please describe your plan in the description. 

- In order for your projects to be eligible, they must be a tangible project at the start of the quarter. That means, at the very least, a pile of fabric has been pulled and a pattern chosen; a quilt top needs to be quilted; or a half knit jumper. I love seeing your bee blocks, but they won't count unless you happen to be turning them all into a fully completed quilt THIS quarter. We are looking for a proper UFO - UnFinished Object - which means it has to have been started.

- As you complete each of your projects on your list, write a post all about it, or a description of a Flickr pic.

- At the end of the quarter, link up each individual blog post/instagram post/Flickr pic (please link back to your original list in some way). For each finish/link you complete, you get an entry into the draw, and therefore it's in your best interest to write up a separate post for each!

- A finish is defined as a completely finished project, eg a quilt, quilted and bound, a bag that's fully lined and functional, or a jumper that one could wear out in public. I'm happy for you if you get a quilt top completed in one quarter, but hold onto it for the next quarter and see if you can get it quilted and bound before entering please.

- You won't be punished if you don't finish your entire list, so feel free to make a big list and roll projects over from one quarter to the next if you need to.

- All qualifying finishes will be put into a prize draw, and the names/numbers drawn at random for each of the prizes donated by our sponsors for that quarter.

- The finish linky party will be open for approximately a week, and then the next quarter will open on the following day.

- The FAL is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.


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