It may be difficult to believe but here we are....the first Quarter of the 2016 Finish-A-Long. Thank you to the wonderful Adrianne, from On The Windy Side who hosted the 2015 FAL and to all of you for participating in 2015.
As I've said, the 2016 FAL is going global - a community of bloggers across the world will be jointly hosting the FAL. Our hosts are:
Each finish is an entry for wonderful prizes from our sponsors. There is no penalty for not finishing a listed project, so feel free to make your list long or short, as you wish. The 2016 Schedule and the Rules for the FAL are on my permanent FAL page, let me know if you have any questions. Here are the fantastic and generous sponsors for Q1 of the FAL - you can see each of their prizes listed under their logo:
For the 2016 FAL, we will have the return of a tutorial week at the end of each quarter, between the opening of the link for finishes and the day that link closes, so stay tuned for more on that at the end of Q1. If you have a tutorial that you would like to share, please let me know.
It's time to round up those projects you want to finish over the next three months, take a photo of where you are now, and make your list. Please ensure that you have at least started your projects - pulled fabric with a pattern or plan, and remember that it is finished projects that will count. So while we love to see your bee blocks, the "finish" is when they are a completed, quilted quilt.
The 2016 Q1 link for your list of proposed finishes is now open below on my blog and on each of the hosting blogs. You only link your list once, on one blog - and that link will show up on all of the blogs. If you are using Flickr or Instgram, link a mosaic and put your list in the description. Katy of The Littlest Thistle has a great tutorial on how to link-up if you have need it.
We also ask that you become part of the FAL community. Please check out the links of others and visit and comment on their lists. We all need encouragement to get those finishes done, so please share some of your own too.
My FAL Q1 List
Now to be honest I have joined in the FAL in the past and I don't have a great track history of actually finishing any of my planned projects. So I'm attempting to be realistic as to what I'll achieve each quarter. I do have a few slow sewing projects on the go that I know will absorb a lot of my time this quarter, and I hope they will be added to my Quarter 4 list (an EPP millefiore quilt and my Farmers Wife sampler quilt), but there are a couple of long term WIPs I would love to knock over this quarter.
1. Aviatrix Medallion
This one is actually pretty close to done. I just need to finish the quilting on the last two borders. Considering the epic level of quilting I'm doing on this quilt, I reckon I have at least another 30 hours or so of quilting left till it's finished.
2. PinProv Bee Quilt
I don't have any photos of the blocks my bee mates made me yet, but this quilt is definitely near the top of my want to make list. This bee has been the most relaxed and fun bee I've been involved in - I actually need to make and send my last two lots of blocks before I put my quilt together but I'm hoping to knock those over very soon. I will be teaching a bunch of improv classes this year at Frangipani Fabrics, so it will double as a class sample as well more than likely.
Now its your turn. Get those lists together and get linked up. The Q1 linky party will stay open until midnight EST, January 16th (which is 3pm 17th January for those of us on AEST) - as we are global, you might want to check your time zone to determine your last possible time to link. Remember: you only need to link up on ONE hosting blog and it will automatically show up on all hosting blogs.