Tuesday, October 30, 2018

2018 FAL Q3 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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

2018 FAL - Q4 Proposed Finishes

Its time to link up your list of unfinished projects that you propose to finish in Q4 of the Finish-A-Long. We are hoping that the FAL community will inspire you to work on your unfinished projects this quarter and to get them finished before the end of the year!

The 2018 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 around. 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 as long or short as you wish. The 2018 Schedule and Rules for the FAL are on my permanent 2018 FAL page, let me know if you have any questions.

Here are the fantastic and generous sponsors for Q4 of the Finish-A-Long, you can see each of their prizes listed under their logo. Please think about visiting them and saying thank you for their support of the FAL.

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 

So now it is time to round up those projects that 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 & Instagram), it will be very helpful if you tag your list with #2018FALQ4yourname (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 Q4 list for your list of proposed finishes is now open, below, on my blog and each of the hosting blogs. You need only link your list once, on one host blog, and the link will show up on all the host blogs. If you are using Flickr or Instagram, post a photo 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, or Marci of Marci Girl Designs has a tutorial to link up an Instagram post specifically.

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 your list together and get linked up.

Feel free to use and share the FAL button above and this one too:

The Q4 proposed finish linky party will stay open until 11 pm EST, Thursday, October 18, 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.


 
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