Wednesday, February 1, 2017

One Monthly Goal - February Goal Setting Linkup

Welcome to February!

New to One Monthly Goal?  Welcome!  You can read about the event and the rules on the main event page.

Sign up to receive email notifications when the One Monthly Goal linkup is open.  Think of it as a helpful reminder!

As you are considering your goal for February, remember that this month only has 28 days. (The goal finish linkup will be available February 22 through February 28.)  

My goal for this month is to finish all the Splendid Sampler blocks.  I have 92 of them done (yeah me!) which means 8 more to go.  The patterns through blocks 96 were released by the end of January so I still need to get the patterns for blocks 97 - 100 which are scheduled to be released this month. Here's hoping they are easy!  (You can see many of my blocks on this pinterest board.)

We have three great sponsors for February.  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 - Abby Glassenberg!  Abby is a designer, writer, podcaster , teacher and entrepreneur.

I first heard of Abby Glassenberg of While She Naps through her podcast of the same name.  (Her podcast has kept me company on many of my walks.)  Abby brings her passion for entrepreneurship with her knowledge of the sewing industry to everything that she does. Her podcasts celebrate designers and makers through discussions of their work and their perspectives on the industry.  Her newsletter and blog explores these concepts in depth.  In addition, 
Abby is co-founder of the Craft Industry Alliance, a trade organization for makers, suppliers, designers, and pro bloggers.

Abby designs soft toys and dolls.  My favorites are her Patchwork Elephant (pictured below) and Jeremy Giraffe!  You can view her available patterns in While She Naps store as well as her Etsy store.  Abby has authored several e-books as well as three craft books.

I am a big fan of Abby's work and truly appreciate her insights.  You can follow Abby on her Blog | Instagram | Facebook | Pattern Store (Etsy)  |  Craft Industry Alliance  

Abby is offering three (3) pdf patterns from her online store to one lucky winner.

Photos sourced from While She Naps.
Patchwork Elephant pattern designed by Abby Glassenberg.  
The Sewist pin is available for purchase.
More information one the Craft Industry Alliance is available.

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for February?  (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 February 22nd.)

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 February Linkup.

Thanks for linking up!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Only a small goal this month....hopefully it is achievable.

  2. Good luck with your monthly goal. That will be a lot of blocks to stitch together.

  3. You picked a good one Patty :) I am going to be chain stitching this month, I have a new 1/4" foot for my crazy fast Juki so I think I may try piecing with her this month instead of my old friend Bernina. We'll see...

  4. Good luck with those blocks. It will be so great to see them done.

  5. Thanks for the reminder that February is a short month. I'll review my list carefully before selecting my OMG.

  6. Best of luck on completing your Splendid Sampler blocks, I have no doubt that you will do it. Thank you for hosting OMG, so happy for this link-up.

  7. Wow, congratulations on your Splendid Sampler blocks! I have about 40 done (which I think it's a lot, but it's way lower than 100) :) Thanks for hosting this fun event!!

  8. Best of luck with your goal Patty, I'm sure you will get your Splendid Sampler blocks done!

  9. Oh I am so in love with that elephant. Thank you so much to all the sponsors every month. So generous! Good luck with your own goal Patty. ;^)

  10. I checked out Abbey's site. She has some really nice patterns. Good luck with your sampler blocks.

  11. I started the splendid sampler blocks but came to realize that I couldn't manage them and the 365 challenge blocks. The sampler looks like a great quilt. Good luck with the last few blocks.

  12. Good luck with your goal. Amazed to see how many people linked up this month.


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