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2016 FAL Information

Do you have a pile of WIPs which are threatening to become UFOs?  Do they gather in dark corners and gossip about your alleged 'finishing problems'?  Do you hear them snigger every time you open the cupboard door?  Or are you plagued by WIPs which cause guilt-ridden dreams, where part-finished projects parade across your mind all night long and harangue you?  Perhaps you're midway through a massive project and losing heart?

Fear not, help is at hand!  The Finish-Along will provide encouragement and support for you to expose those WIPs to the light and turn them into finishes.  There are even prizes on offer and every finish gives you a chance to win one (and they're amazing prizes, you really don't want to miss your chance!) at the end of the quarter.

Keep reading to find out how to join in - if you need any clarification, please don't hesitate to ask!

Leanne has written a very useful post which covers what your list needs to include, extra help linking up, and other things; it's well worth a read!


16th January Q1 proposed finishes linky closes

31st March Q1 finishes linky opens
1st - 6th April Tutorial week
7th April Q1 finishes linky closes 


8th April Q2 proposed finishes linky opens
16th April Q2 proposed finishes linky closes

30th June Q2 finishes linky opens
1st - 6th July Tutorial week
7th July Q2 finishes linky closes


16th July Q3 proposed finishes linky closes

30th September Q3 finishes linky opens
1st - 6th October Tutorial week
7th October Q3 finishes linky closes 


8th October Q4 proposed finishes linky opens
16th October Q4 proposed finishes linky closes

31st December Q4 finishes linky opens
1st - 6th January 2017 Tutorial week
7th January 2017 Q4 finishes linky closes 

The 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 only enter ONE blog post or 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 at least be a tangible project at the start of the quarter.  That means, at the very least, a pile of fabric pulled along with a pattern, or a quilt top needing 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!

- 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 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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  1. I've just discovered the concept of FAL- what a great idea, although too late for me this quarter. Looking forward to joining in in January, I'm not short of UFO's!


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