2015 Finish-Along

I'm thrilled to be hosting the Finish-Along for 2015!  I'll be helping you find the motivation to whip those WIPs, polish off those PHDs and wrap up those UFOs.  I hope you'll help me by cheering each other on, and I'm sure some lovely prizes on offer won't hurt!

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

Timetable for 2015 FAL:

Q1:

7th January - Proposed finish list linky party opens
17th January - Proposed finish list linky party ends

31st March - Finishes linky party opens
1st - 5th April - Q1 tutorial week
6th April - Finishes linky party ends

Q2:

7th April - Proposed finish list linky party opens
14th April - Proposed finish list linky party ends

30th June - Finishes linky party opens
1st - 5th July - Q2 tutorial week
6th July - Finishes linky party ends

Q3: 

7th July - Proposed finish list linky party opens
14th July - Proposed finish list linky party ends

30th September - Finishes linky party opens
1st - 5th October - Q3 tutorial week
6th October - Finishes linky party ends

Q4:

7th October - Proposed finish list linky party opens
14th October - Proposed finish list linky party ends

31st December - Finishes linky party opens
1st - 5th January - Q4 tutorial week
6th January - Finishes linky party ends

Sponsors:

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!).

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24 comments:

susan said...

Add me to your list...I plan to join you!

S. Fedoruk said...

Great idea. I will be joining this group.

Sharyn Baldwin said...

Yes, I will join in also. I am presuming that my crochet will also be eligible? Hope so. Though my quilting will be on also! I have already blogged about this and asked my friends to join in also. Can't wait to start!

leanne said...

well I'd better start making my list and checking it twice !! I've decided that 2015 is my year for UFOs - of course I've said that for the past 3 years but I'm putting the blinkers on and doing selfish sewing all year !! looking forward to finishing along with you :)

Mystic Quilter said...

Yes, I'm up for this also - already got the button my blog

Needle and Foot said...

Sounds good. This will be a fun way to get a few things done and off the shelf!

Elaine said...

Great idea, count me in!

quiltmusings said...

This is a great idea. I have quite a number of things to finish! When will the initial linky party start? I will have no internet for about 5 days starting tomorrow, and I don't want to miss out!

quiltmusings said...

Oops, info was right there. January 7-17. Apparently I need remedial reading!

Denise Lee said...

I think this is a great idea. Count me in 2015 is the year of finishing ��

Sarah said...

I'm going to join in this year now that we can link from Instagram. Can you come over and follow me at sarahkrothe please then you'll be able to see all my links. I'm a private user because I have pics of my kids on there but I'm happy for people to request to follow me. Thank you.

Terri Ann said...

I've never done one of these finish alongs before but I really want to do one this year. Would UFOs count? I've got 2 quilts that have been waiting to be quilted and 2 that have been waiting to have their binding finished for an embarrassingly long time!

Ashley Calder said...

Yay! Excited to take part in this! I just finished my blog post with all of my quilts I want to make. :)

Raewyn said...

I'm keen to join in Adrianne - sometimes all we need is a little push... (or two)!!

wolf3349 said...

I,m willing to be added to your list. I have a lot of UFO,s. Maybe this will help me get some of them finished. Thank you
Donna

Hollie @ Just a Mom who Sews said...

I'm so excited to join in this year! It's going to be a productive year. ;)

SarahZ said...

Yay! I loved finishing along in 2014, and know this year will be another good one! Thank you for taking this on...I look forward to getting to know you!! :)

Georgi said...

I'm jumping in again this year ~ it's great motivation! Thanks for hosting!!

Hollie @ Just a Mom who Sews said...

Oh, I'm just so excited! Potential of getting so much finished and prizes for finishing, right up my alley! Put the button on my blog too. =)

Jennifer said...

I'm new to the Finish Along. Does a finish need to be a finish, or can my goal be to finish making the blocks for a quilt top (though not yet finish it?)

Thanks!

Jill from Portland said...

Hi, I'm new to the finish along (or any group blogger event for that matter) I didn't get my picture submitted quite the right way, sorry. I sure need some motivation for my unfinished projects!

Marga (MarPie) said...

Hoi Adrianne, can I join in as well?
I would really love to participate, I have to many UFO's.
Thanks for your time ant answer.

Kind regards from Holland,
Marga♥

Debbie said...

I'm in!
I found the #finishalong2015 hashtag on Ig. Is there going to be a flickr group too or no? Just checking! Thanks.

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Love this idea! I have a few WIPs and a pile of fabric pulled to make two identical quilts. And I'm having a difficult time getting motivated to finish them/work on them. Could I join in on the fun?