Saturday, 9 July 2016

Finish A Long 2016 - Quarter 3 Proposed Finishes Link Up

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I'm in complete denial at how quickly this year is speeding past. And somehow we are already at the beginning of the third quarter of the 2016 FAL. This means 2016 is half way over!!! As you are already aware, the 2016 FAL has gone global - a community of bloggers across the world, jointly hosting the FAL. Our hosts are:
For those of you who are new to the FAL, it is a place to find motivation and encouragement to complete those unfinished projects that are hanging about becoming UFOs. Every quarter you post a list of projects you hope to finish in the next three months, and then at the end of the quarter, you post a link from your blog, Flickr or Instagram of each successful finish from your original list. 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 Rules for the FAL are on my permanent FAL page, please let me know if you have any questions.

 Here are the fantastic and generous sponsors for Q3 of the FAL - you can see each of their prizes listed under their logo (think about visiting them and saying thank you):


As you may recall from the previous, there was a return of tutorial week at the end of each quarter, between the opening of the link for finishes and the day that link closes. We have had a great range of tutorials shared by our hosts so far this year, so if you haven't done so already it's worth checking them all out. These tutorials will take place each quarter. Each host works hard to put these together so I hope you are visiting their blogs to encourage them. If you have a tutorial that you would like to share, please let me or another host 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 get you entry toward the above listed prizes. So while we love to see your bee blocks, the "finish" is when they are a completed, usable project.

If you are linking up via Instagram, it is very helpful if you tag your Q3 list as #FALQ3yourname. The 2016 Q3 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.

 When creating your list there is one thing to remember - there are no deductions for not completing something so aim high! I'll be sharing my Q3 list in a few days, and no doubt it will include a few more quilts than I actually expect to get finished ;o). I would encourage you to do the same - who knows what you'll feel like working on this quarter?

So, get those lists together and get linked up. The Q3 linky party will stay open until 11 pm EST, July 16th - 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.




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Patchwork and Play said...

Decided I needed some extra motivation so I'm joining in this quarter Jess! I'm with you, how can it be July already!?

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