Tuesday 31 March 2015

2015 Finish Along - Q1 Finishes

Woohoo - it's the end of Q1 and time to link up your finishes!  I hope you've had a productive quarter and I can't wait to check out what you've been making.

Here is a quick reminder of the rules:

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.

- 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 drawn at random for each of the prizes donated by our sponsors for that quarter.

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

- During the week that the finish link party is open, there will be a series of tutorials appearing here on the blog. If you'd like to contribute a tutorial, please drop me an e-mail at adrianneonthewindyside at gmail dot com.

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

I'd love if you'd spread the word about the FAL by popping my button in your post or on your blog.  You can grab the code for a large button or a small button below:

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

We have awesome sponsors on board and they are providing amazing 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.

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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!).

So, start linking up.  The linky party closes on 6 April at 11:00 p.m. PST - if you're in a different time zone, please check and make sure you know what time that is in your part of the world so you don't miss the close.  World Time Buddy is my favourite time converter.  I'll remind you closer to the closing time.

Please make sure you link up a separate post for each finish.  If you need a refresher on how to link up, , Katy from The Littlest Thistle did a post which explains how to use the link-up tool really well - you can find it here.

If you're planning to use instagram to link up, Katy from The Littlest Thistle has done another tutorial on how to link from instagram using your computer (here).  If you are working on your phone or your tablet, Rhonda's tutorial on how to link from instagram (here) is for you.

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Archie The Wonder Dog said...

Thank you for hosting and thank you to the sponsors!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You are awesome for organizing and managing this. I am sure it is a lot of work. Thanks!!

Jenelle said...

Thanks for hosting!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

My goodness everyone has been very busy! What a lot of super talented and creative people! I managed to get three of my six intended FAL projects done; will have to add the other three to the next FAL quarter list! Thanks Adrienne!

charlotte said...

Thanks, Adrianne. I was able to finish 3 of 7 projects and I feel so good about it. I can't wait for Q2 to begin again.

Jessica said...

I think it's about time to set a few goals and kick my own butt into gear, look out Q2!

Hollie @ Just a Mom who Sews said...

Thanks for hosting and to the sponsers the prizes! This did help me to get some projects done!

Mina said...

Thank you for hosting this event! I would not have finished my projects if I had not had my list to keep me on track

dolores said...

Thanks for hosting and telling me I wasn't too late to post...now I'm starting on my 2nd quarter list!:)

Rachelle said...

Well mine failed to be finished, not even halfway yet, but that's what you get when knitting a full sized circle shawl in cobweb weight yarn. I got to the end of the second chart and have put it in the naughty chair for a wee bit.
I'll pick something a little less unlikely for next quarter.

Kelly said...

Looking at all these amazing finishes is so inspiring!

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Thank you for hosting :)

DeborahGun said...

Thanks so much for hosting :-)

Kell said...

Got 3 out of 6 finished. At some point I'll have the quilts done. It'll help if I didn't go crazy with the fmq. ;)

Quiltsmiles said...

WOW so many participants. Just look at all the creativity you have inspired and challenged us to finish and create.

BTW THANKS!!!! lol

dutchcomfort said...

I failed to finish anything this Quarter that was on my list! Will try again in the 2nd quarter. Thanks for hosting!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Thank you for being to hostess with mostest xxx

SuperMomNoCape said...

Thank you for hosting the 2015 Finish Along! I didn't get everything on my Q1 goal list done but I did get all of the bigger projects finished and that feels so good to have all those things checked off my to-do list. Thank you as well to all the great sponsors.