Happy New Year!!
2017 is going to be a great year for checking those goal finishes off your list!
Need some incentive? Check out the announcement post for One Monthly Goal event for 2017 and see the amazing group of sponsors that have lined up with their support by donating prizes. In that post, you'll learn about two new features of OMG - the Grand Finale and Designer highlight.
My goal for January? For the last several years, I've participated in Bonnie Hunter's mystery QAL. I'll make roughly 25% of each of the clues as they are released each week. Once the reveal happens, I decide on the overall size of my quilt and then get to work making the additional blocks.
Here are my clues through week 5. (Week 6 is done but not in photo.) My OMG goal for January is to get the rest of the blocks made! (Once I decide on the final size for my quilt based on the reveal!)
We have three great sponsors for January. There will be three (3) winners this month!
Fat Quarter Shop, one of my blog sponsors, offers a tremendous selection of fabric. Take a minute to check out their 2017 Designer Mystery QAL. Fat Quarter Shop is always very generous with their fabric kits so you will have plenty of extra fabric for your stash (or make some extra blocks!) Fat Quarter Shop offers fabric from many different manufacturers and you can find anything you are looking for there! Fat Quarter Shop is offering a gift certificate to one lucky participant.
Bagmaker Supply is your one stop shop for everything for the pursemaker. They sell beautiful, affordable, hard to find handbag hardware. Many of the bags features in this year's Bag It tutorials use magnetic snaps, buttons or grommets sourced from Bagmaker Supply. Bagmaker Supply is offering a $20 gift certificate to one lucky participant.
Let's meet our featured designer - Juliet van der Heijden!
Juliet is a self-taught sewist who designs amazing paper pieced patterns with her company The Tartankiwi. Many of her patterns focus on animals. I am just in love with her Running Zebra pattern (pictured below) and have it on my make list for the future. Right now, I'm tackling her Woodland Animals pattern. (I'm making my sister a bunny for her birthday.)
|Photo sourced from The Tartankiwi . Quilt and pillow designed by Juliet van der Heijden.|
Juliet is offering a $25 gift certificate to her Tartankiwi pattern store to a lucky participant. (Isn't this logo just wonderful? Juliet is originally from Scotland which perhaps explains the tartan coloring on this sweet kiwi bird.)
You can follow Juliet on her Blog | Instagram | Facebook | Pattern Store (Etsy).
Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for January? (A goal could be to finish a quilt but it could also be to attach a binding. Whatever it takes to help you move forward and make progress on your projects! And as long as the project involves a needle and/or fabric, you can link up!)
Make sure you visit the One Monthly Goal event page for the specific requirements for links and social tags.
And remember, to be eligible for the prize(s) by random drawing you must linkup at both the goal setting and the accomplishment linkup in a given month. (The One Monthly Goal accomplishment linkup will be available on January 25th.)
Make sure you add a link to this OMG post so others can follow where you are linking. Let's make that easy - just paste this into your post: Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.
Thanks for linking up!
Have a wonderful day! Patty