2017 Finish-A-Long

Welcome to the 2017 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 low-pressure community event that allows you to make a list of projects you've started but haven't yet finished for one reason or another and are hanging about as UFOs. At the beginning of the quarter, you create and link up a list of projects you plan to finish that quarter. Then at the end of the quarter, you link each individual finish separately; each link is an entry for a random draw for prizes from the generous FAL sponsors. There's no penalty for not finishing, but only finishes you put on your original list can be linked at quarter's end.

The link will be hosted by all of the host blogs (including right here on Felicity Quilts), so you only need to add the link once. We really encourage you to go and visit other links to support and cheerlead - after all that's what this is all about!

Detailed rules 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 2017:


1/8/17 Q1 proposed finishes linky opens
1/14/17 Q1 proposed finishes linky closes

3/26/17 Q1 finishes linky opens
3/27/17 - 3/31/17 Tutorial week
4/1/17 Q1 finishes linky closes


4/2/17 Q2 proposed finishes linky opens
4/8/17 Q2 proposed finishes linky closes

6/2517 Q2 finishes linky opens
6/26/17 - 6/30/17 Tutorial week
7/1/17 Q2 finishes linky closes


7/2/17 Q3 proposed finishes linky opens
7/8/17 Q3 proposed finishes linky closes

9/24/17 Q3 finishes linky opens
9/25/17 - 9/28/17 Tutorial week
9/30/17 Q3 finishes linky closes


10/1/17 Q4 proposed finishes linky opens
10/7/17 Q4 proposed finishes linky closes

12/31/17 Q4 finishes linky opens
1/6/18 Q4 finishes linky closes


- 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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