Thursday, July 7, 2016

2016 Finish-A-Long :: Q3 Now Open!

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Here we are - already facing the THIRD quarter of 2016....can you believe it? This means 2016 is half over!!! As you are already aware, the 2016 Finish-A-Long has gone global - a community of bloggers across the world are jointly hosting the FAL:
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. We have some fantastic and generous sponsors for Q3 - you can see each of their prizes listed under their logo. Do think about visiting them and saying thank you!

Do you enjoy tutorial week at the end of each quarter, between the opening of the link for finishes and the day that link closes? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below! If you have a tutorial that you would like to share, please let me or another host know.

So 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 link projects that had already been started - at least 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. For those of you who post only on 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 encourage you to 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. And when you do have a finish, send a photo or blog post link to and we'll post it on our FAL facebook page!

When creating your list there is one thing to remember.... There are no deductions for not completing something so go for it! There's nothing to lose!!! The Q3 linky party will stay open until 11 pm EST, July 16. 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. Let's do it!


  1. Here we go again! Thanks for hosting! I do like the tutorials, particularly those focused on helping us finish our projects lol. I spent last night sorting and tidying my wip and fabrics (so I can start a new project, oops).

  2. Tutorials are always great for sharing something a bit different or a new block idea, keep it up! And big thanks to those who share the tutorials, I appreciate the time you've taken to put it together.

  3. I enjoy the tutorials very much. To me they are so useful. Tips to make my next projects so much easier.