Q. What is A Lovely Year of Finishes?
A. This is an an idea from Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Designs and Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts. We want support to get more finishes under our belts! This is just a way to be encouraged to do this – one finish at a time.
This is a quilting/sewing related link-up. Please look at our pages and see what kind of projects we are working on. This isn’t for a college thesis, photography, or cupcake finish-up.
Q. What is a UFO?
A. UnFinished Object (UFO), Works in Progress (WIP), or some people call them anonymous pile of quilt blocks (completed or not) – all these describe projects that you have been working on but can’t seem to finish.
Q. How am I entered into the monthly prizes?
A. You are required to link-up twice in one month. At the beginning of the month show us the project you want to finish, at the end of the month show us the finished item. We will also have an optional mid-month party so you can show off your progress (this party is not required to be eligible for prizes).
Q. How many items can I enter per month?
A. One please! We’re trying to keep it simple. If you are super ambitious go right ahead but just choose one project to start and finish for this group.
Q. How am I able to enter into the big finale?
A. To enter into the big finale you will need to have entered into all 12 months
Q. Do I need to link-up every month?
A. Not at all. You choose what months you want to participate. To be entered into the “All-12” giveaway you will need to have participated in all 12-months.
Q. What should I choose as a project?
A. Choose something that you are comfortable with but maybe stretch a little beyond your comfort level. This can be placemats, sewing machine cover, quilt top, finished all the machine (or hand) quilting, a complete finished quilt, your swap projects, or a project of your choosing.
Q. What qualifies as a finish?
A. This is up to you. Remember you know your schedule and you know your stash. If you want to choose to have a quilt finished, choose that. If you want to get a quilt-top finished – whoohooo.
If you don’t have all the fabric for a project and you have to order it, maybe it isn’t the best project to choose to finish in one month.
Q. Do I need to start a project for every month?
A. Oh my – noooo way! You project can be at any status of completion.
Q. How do I add a link into the linky spot?
A. Here is a tutorial on how to do that!
Q. How do I add your button to my blog post?
A. See Melissa’s post for WordPress and Shanna’s for Blogger.
Q. Do I have to add your button for each link-up?
A. Please do for people to be able to spread the love.
Q. I don’t have a blog, what can I do?
A. Don’t have a blog, not a problem. We also have a flickr group found here. Being a flickr member is free. To enter into one month, you would need a take a before and after photo. Make sure to add a description include: Month it is for, status of project.
Q. I didn’t finish my project. . what do I do now?
A. While you are not able to enter into the end of the month link-up, keep it up! It’s one finish at a time! Try again – eventually it will get done.
Q. Can I win a prize every month of the year?
A. We’ve decided, as of March 2013, that for the monthly link-up’s that you can win once for the monthly prizes. But this being said, any eligible participates can win prizes for the Final 2013 link-up.
Q. I won a monthly prize, why should I continue to participate?
A. We love seeing your finishes and we’ll open up the Final 2013 link-up at the end of the year. And you need to participate in a minimum amount of monthly link-up’s to participate in that.
Q. How many finishes must I have for the Final 2013 link-up?
A. We’re requesting that you enter into a minimum of 6 monthly link-up’s throughout the year to be eligible to enter the Final 2013 link-up aka “grand finale”. In your link up you’ll need to verify with links to your blogposts or photos in the description with active links.