Hello lovely readers. I hope you had a great Christmas with family and friends. With the end of the year rapidly approaching, it's a great time to take stock from 2014 and plan for 2015. To help with that, I'm very excited to announce the generous sponsors and awesome prizes for Q1 of the 2015 Finish-Along.
Fat Quarter Shop is providing a $75 gift voucher.
Rachael from imagine gnats is providing a $30 gift voucher.
Sara from Sew Sweetness is providing 3 patterns of the winner's choice.
Melissa from Sew Bittersweet Designs is providing 3 patterns of the winner's choice.
Becca from sew me a song is providing a $25 gift voucher.
Green Fairy Quilts is providing a $25 gift voucher.
Mad About Patchwork is providing a $30 gift voucher.
Juliet from Tartankiwi is providing 3 patterns of the winner's choice.
Fabricworm is providing a $30 gift voucher.
Alex from Aurifil is providing four prizes - 2 large thread sets and 2 small thread sets.
Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts is providing a copy of her Bright Sky quilt pattern.
The team at Make Modern are providing a copy of the current issue of their magazine for two winners.
Danielle and Jeanette from Polka Dot Tea are providing a lovely prize which is yet to be confirmed.
Donna from Donna's Quilt Studio is providing a bundle - the specific fabrics to be included are to be confirmed closer to the time.
Rhonda from Quilter in the Gap is providing a surprise prize.
And finally, I will be providing a copy of each of my self-published patterns to a winner (full disclosure - at the moment there is only the one!).
I hope those prizes are getting you excited for Q1 of the 2015 Finish-Along. If you're playing along with the 2014 FAL, don't forget to link your Q4 finishes up at Katy's blog (The Littlest Thistle) between 31 December 2014 and 6 January 2015.
Then, get your thinking cap on, take a deep breath, and pull out all those WIPs you absolutely must get done in 2015! You can link your proposed finish list here between 7 January and 17 January - HEAPS of time even if you're on holiday!
As usual, you can find all the detail for the 2015 Finish-Along on my 2015 Finish-Along page.
I've been asked a couple of questions a few times and I thought I'd share them here in case others are wondering:
Q: Do I need to have a blog / flickr / instagram to join in the Finish-Along?
A: You need to have an online place to load your list of proposed finishes at the start of each quarter, and show each finish at the end of each quarter. The online place needs to be public so I can see it. Most people use a blog, or flickr, or this year you can link up using instagram as well (see Rhonda's tutorial on how to link up using instagram for the details). If you use a photo sharing site that's not flickr, that would work as well (as long as your photos are viewable by the public).
Q: How do I sign up for the Finish-Along?
A: To sign up, all you need to do is link up a blog post / flickr photo / instagram photo listing the WIPs you plan to finish in the next quarter of the year. The dates when link-ups are available are set out on the 2015 Finish-Along page. You don't need to sign up for the whole year - you can pick and choose which quarters to participate in if you want! At the end of the quarter, link up each finish separately.
Ok - that's enough for now I think. If anyone else has any questions, please let me know. In the meantime, I'm off to make my WIP list. I'm a bit scared!