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July 18, 2019
Q3 2019 Finish-A-Long Goals from Thistle and Thicket Studio

We finished up harvest here on the farm just in time for me to post my third quarter goals for the Finish-A-Long. Are you going to join me this quarter? There's just one more day to post and link up your goals - so don't dally! Wondering exactly what the Finish-A-Long is? Check out the details here.

2019 Finish-A-Long Q3 Goals by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Some of my goals have been on my list for literally years and then there are several new ones too. I always hope to get them all done (which never happens) but I'm always thrilled to get something marked of my ...

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July 10, 2019
2019 Finish-A-Long Q3 Link Up from Thistle and Thicket Studio




Hello everyone! It is time for Quarter 3 of the Finish-A-Long (FAL)!

As you can see, a new quarter of the Finish-A-Long is starting today.  If you missed participating the first half of the year, you can join us now for a brand new start. Those of you who did join us for the first and second quarter, thank you and I do hope you finished some things and plan to continue on with us for Q3.

So let's get to it!
You can now link up your list of projects that you want to finish in Quarter 3 ...

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July 6, 2019
Q2 2019 Finish-A-Long Link Up Reminder from Thistle and Thicket Studio




Today I'm popping in for a quick reminder that the Quarter 2 link up for all your finishes closes on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11 pm EST.  So you still have a few more days to finish that project or two and link them up to be eligible for prizes.  The link up can be found HERE or on any of the 2019 FAL hosts blogs.


A few reminders for linking up:
  • Please only one finished project for each post that you link up, so that each finish can be an entry in the (random) prize draw. 
  • Please ...

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July 1, 2019
2019 Finish-A-Long Q2 Finishes Link Up from Thistle and Thicket Studio



We have reached the end of Quarter 2 of the 2019 Finish-A-Long already!!  Of course, that means it is now time to link up those finishes from the list you linked up in April. We hope that you have been able to complete a bunch of the UFOs on your list and if you haven't, we'll do it all over again for Quarter 3...

The 2019 FAL is hosted by a great community of bloggers. This year our hosts are:

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April 30, 2019
Finish-A-Long Q1 Winners Announced from Thistle and Thicket Studio


The time has come to officially wrap up Quarter 1 of the Finish-A-Long by announcing the winners and awarding some wonderful prizes from our fantastic sponsors.  We had a whopping 553 finishes for the first quarter of 2019, which is really impressive you guys, keep it up!

Without further ado, here are the winners picked by Random Number Generator for Q1 of the 2019 Finish-A-Long:


The winner's choice of One Large 12 Spool Collection from Aurifil goes to Ann who blogs at Brown Paws Quilting and she finished this gorgeous Summer Sampler quilt that she custom quilted:


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The $80 ...

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April 16, 2019
2019 Finish-A-Long Q2 Goals from Thistle and Thicket Studio

2019 Finish-A-Long Q2 Goals By FAL Co-Host Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
It's time to link up your goals for the second quarter of the Finish-A-Long! I didn't complete one thing on my list last quarter so now I have two 'must finish' projects this quarter. I also threw in a few other projects in case I finish up my 'must finish' projects. If you don't know what the Finish-A-Long is, check out my page here.


Moda Grunge Fabrics For A Our Hearts Will Go On Quilt By Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
1. Our Hearts Will Go On Quilt: This stack of Moda Grunge fabrics will hopefully be transformed into this Storm At Sea quilt.....


It will be a wedding gift for my son and ...

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April 10, 2019
2019 Finish-A-Long Quarter 2 Goals Link Up from Thistle and Thicket Studio




Hello everyone! It is time for Quarter 2 of the Finish-A-Long (FAL)!

As you can see, a new quarter of the Finish-A-Long is starting today.  If you missed participating at the beginning of the year, you can join us now for a brand new start. Those of you who did join us for the first quarter, thank you and I do hope you finished some things and plan to continue on with us for Q2.

So let's get to it!
You can now link up your list of projects that you want to finish in Quarter 2 of 2019 ...

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April 6, 2019
Q1 Finish-A-Long Link Up Reminder from Thistle and Thicket Studio


Today I'm popping in for a quick reminder that the Quarter 1 link up for all your finishes closes on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11 pm EST.  So you still have a few more days to finish that project or two and link them up to be eligible for prizes.  The link up can be found HERE or on any of the 2019 FAL hosts blogs.


A few reminders for linking up:
  • Please only one finished project for each post that you link up, so that each finish can be an entry in the (random) prize draw. 
  • Please ...

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April 4, 2019
Q1 FAL Tutorial: Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch from Thistle and Thicket Studio

Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
For Valentine's Day, I made a Heart Shaped Zipper Pouch for the Valentine exchange at our quilt guild so for Easter I decided to up my game! I'm so excited to share my Easter Peeps Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial for the 2019 Finish-A-Long Tutorial Week. This pouch is the perfect package for a little Easter gift for your favorite little peeps.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Fabric & Notion Supplies:

  • Cut from Outer Fabric:
    • One 4" x 8" rectangle (bunny bottom)
    • One 6" x 8" rectangle (bunny top)
    • One 8" x 10" rectangle (bunny back)
    • Two 6" X 7" rectangles (bunny ears)
  • Cut from ...

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April 1, 2019
Finish-A-Long Q1 Finishes Link Up from Thistle and Thicket Studio



We have reached the end of Quarter 1 of the 2019 Finish-A-Long already!!  Of course, that means it is now time to link up those finishes from the list you linked up in January. We had a record-breaking 233 lists linked up for Q1, and we hope that you have been able to complete a bunch of the UFOs on your list. If you haven't, we'll do it all over again for Quarter 2...

The 2019 FAL is hosted by a great community of bloggers. This year our hosts are:

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March 17, 2019
Happy St. Patrick's Day! from Thistle and Thicket Studio

Vintage Green Buttons by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I'm digging through my vintage green button jar looking for the perfect buttons for my tutorial for the Finish-A-Long Tutorials Week. You know what that means.....only a couple of more weeks to get your Quarter 1 projects finished up before it's time to link them! I can't wait to see all your fantastic finishes and to share my fun little tutorial just in time the next big holiday - Easter!

I had to snap a photo of all this green goodness to share today on St. Patrick's Day. Hope you have a happy one!

~Sharla

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January 14, 2019
2019 Finish-A-Long Q1 Goals from Thistle and Thicket Studio

2019 Finish-A-Long Q1 Goals by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
It's a new year and time for new goals for the Finish-A-Long! Not familiar with the Finish-A-Long? Then check out my FAL page at the top of my blog or click here. I've participated in the FAL for a few years and this year I'm pleased to be one of the co-hosts, so I hope you'll join me and get a few of your UFOs finished this quarter!

Quilts Of Valor Fabric Pull by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
#1 - Quilts of Valor Quilt: This is a must finish for me this quarter. I joined our newly formed QOV group last summer and still haven't gotten ...

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January 10, 2019
Finish-A-Long Q1 Goals Linkup from Thistle and Thicket Studio




Happy New Year, everyone! It is time for a NEW round of the Finish-A-Long (FAL)!

As you can see, a new round of the Finish-A-Long is starting today. New logos (thank you so much, Marci), some new hosts like me (and some familiar ones), some new sponsors as well as some we have known for years now. Presumably we will have some new participants as well as many who have been taking part regularly for a long time...

So let's get to it!
You can now link up your list of projects that you want to finish in Quarter ...

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January 4, 2019
2019 Finish-A-Long Q1 Hopes and Dreams from 120 Blocks

Yes, I am participating in the 2019 Finish-A-Long. Maybe you noticed that from the badge in the sidebar. Although the link-up for this doesn’t go live for a few more days, I wanted to get this posted because I want … Continue reading

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January 2, 2019
2019 Finish-A-Long Sponsors Announced from Thistle and Thicket Studio


I'm thrilled to share the sponsors for the 2019 Finish-A-Long. The Finish-A-Long is a great way to motivate yourself to finish up those languishing UFOs you have lying around your sewing room. And it's even more motivation with the awesome prizes from these sponsors!

Aurifil Logo
Winner's Choice of 1 Large 12 Spool Collection
Sew Sweetness Logo
$80 Gift Certificate

Mad About Patchwork Logo
$50 Gift Certificate
Fat Quarter Shop Logo
$50 Gift Certificate
Sew Me a Song Logo
$25 Gift Certificate
Happy Quilting Logo
3 PDF Patterns

2 PDF Patterns

Blossom Hearts Quilts Logo
2 PDF Patterns
Make Modern Logo
1 Six Month Subscription
Bonjour Quils Logo
2 PDF Patterns

Hillstitches Logo
$30 Fabric Voucher
2019 Finish-A-Long Logo


For all the details about the FAL, check out my 2019 Finish-A-Long page. I ...

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December 27, 2018
I'm A 2019 Finish-A-Long Host! from Thistle and Thicket Studio

I'm so excited to announce that I'm joining a fantastic group of bloggers from around the globe as a host for the 2019 Finish-A-Long. If you've followed me on my blog the last few years, you've seen me post some of my FAL goals at the beginning of each quarter and my finishes (although never as many as I had hoped for) at the end of each quarter. If you don't know about the Finish-A-Long, check out my FAL page for all the details here. I'll still be working on my UFOs but now ...

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February 20, 2018
2017 FINISH-A-LONG ~ Q4 WINNERS! from Charm About You


Today is the day we are delighted to announce the winners for Q4 of the 2017 Finish-A-Long, thus bringing the 2017 Finish-A-Long to an official close.


If you are low on inspiration or maybe your sewing mojo has been missing lately, we highly recommend you visit some of the finishes from the last quarter of the year.  There are a lot of beauties linked up and ready to inspire you!
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December 31, 2017
2017 Finish-A-Long • Quarter 4 Finishes • link up! from Charm About You




It might be hard to believe but we have made it to the end of the fourth quarter of the 2017 FAL and it's time to link up your Q4 finishes!



The 2017 FAL has a community of bloggers across the world jointly hosting the FAL. Our hosts are:

  • Sarah - Sew me - Northern Ireland

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November 15, 2017
2017 Finish-A-Long ~ Meet the Global Host Team ~ Karen from Charm About You


Hi there!  I'm Karen and blog at CapitolaQuilter .  I've been participating since the beginning of Finish-A-Long and am honored to have joined in as one of the International Hosts this year.   It's hard to believe we are already wrapping up 2017.

Pre-QCon Selfie 2017

Have you enjoyed reading the FAL Meet the Host monthly guest blogger posts?  Well, now it's my turn to to be featured in the series!  Here goes a picture filled post starting with most importantly, my beautiful family.

Family

Summer 2016
I am married to a wonderful guy and we have two ...

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November 11, 2017
Finish-A-Long Q4 – Finish Number Two from 120 Blocks

After several years, I have finally completed what I’m now calling Lone Star Explosion, a quilt I began in a class with Kimberly Einmo at the 2014 Grand Rapids AQS show. Here are a few process photos. Possible blocks Layout … Continue reading

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