Tuesday, 30 June 2015

2015 Finish Along - Q2 Finishes

Woohoo - it's the end of Q2 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


The awesome prizes for Q2 of the 2015 Finish-Along, provided by our wonderful sponsors:


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.


Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts is providing a copy of one of her gorgeous patterns.


The team at Make Modern are providing a copy of the current issue of their magazine for two winners.

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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 July 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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7 comments:

Jessica Jo said...

So far I have 4/7 of my official goals for this quarter done and will easily be able to get the 5th one done in the next 6 days. Woohoo! Never would have been able to do these without motivation from the FAL.

vagabondindigo said...

Wow, got more done than I thought - this is a great way to motivate and track success!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Super pleased with myself! Have set a new personal record of getting five, yes FIVE, goals achieved! Now, have got 6 days to get a couple more done...school holidays start this weekend...

Archie the wonder dog said...

Wow, 104 finishes already and the linky party has only just started! I've managed five finishes so far and I'm hoping to squeeze in at least one more!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Thank you for hosting! I only managed 4/8 and just the easy little projects! Feeling a bit annoyed with myself but hoping the third quarter will go better :)

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Thank bird xxx

pennydog said...

Oh bum, just realised this happened while I was on holiday and I was supposed to link up my two finishes while on the hotel wifi!