Finish Along 2014

Welcome to the Finish Along 2014.  This year I have picked up the baton from Leanne, following Rhonda’s original idea back in 2012.

As in previous years, I will be trying to help you finish up all those lingering sewing and knitting projects that you may have hanging around the house, with the incentive of a nice collection of prizes you could be eligible for with each finish.

The Rules:

  1. 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.
  2. In order for your projects to be eligible, they must at least be a tangible project at the start of the quarter, eg 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!
  3. As you complete each of your projects on your list, write a post all about it, or a description of a Flickr pic
  4. At the end of the quarter, link up each individual finish post/Flickr pic to the finish party (for your final finish, it would be handy if you could link back to your original list in some way).  For each finish/link you complete, you get an entry into the draw (therefore it’s in your best interest to write up a separate post for each!)
  5. 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 :o)
  6. You won’t be punished if you don’t finish your entire list, and feel free to roll projects over from one quarter to the next (I certainly have!)
  7. 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.
  8. The finish link party will be open for a week, and then the next quarter will open on the following day.
  9. 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 by clicking on that wee envelope icon at the top of the screen.
  10. The FAL is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
If anyone has any questions,  please drop me an e-mail by clicking on that wee envelope icon at the top of the screen, or use the contact form at the bottom.If you wish, you can also post pictures in our Flickr group as you go along.

For those of you that love buttons, here is this year’s offering (no sniggering at the back about my ‘artistic’ skills please):

Finish Along 2014

Timetable for 2014 FAL:


9th JanuaryProposed finish list linky party opens
17th January – Proposed finish list linky party ends

31st MarchFinishes linky party opens
1st – 5th April – Q1 tutorial week
6th April – Finishes linky party ends


7th AprilProposed finish list linky party opens
14th April – Proposed finish list linky party ends

30th JuneFinishes linky party opens
1st – 5th July – Q2 tutorial week
6th July – Finishes linky party ends


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

30th SeptemberFinishes linky party opens
1st – 5th October – Q3 tutorial week
6th October – Finishes linky party ends


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

Our fabulous sponsors for Q1 are:
Sew Sweetness

Our fabulous sponsors for Q2 are:
Sew Sweetness

Our fantastic sponsors for Q3 & Q4:
Sew Sweetness

As part of the FAL, I’ll be highlighting a different sponsor each week, please stop by to visit them and thank them for their support :o)

If anyone would like to contribute a tutorial for Tutorial Week, please contact me, or leave me a comment.

Hi, I'm Katy Cameron, head of the Thistle Patch here in Glasgow, UK where I design bag and sewing patterns and sell parts for vintage sewing machines, specialising in Singer Featherweights. Welcome to the site.

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