Tuesday, August 1, 2017

One Monthly Goal - August Goal Setting Link Up

Welcome to August!

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!
My goal for August is to make a mini quilt or pillow from my sweet animal blocks.  These were designed by Juliet from The Tartankiwi and part of her Woodland 2 QAL.  (Juliet was the OMG designer sponsor for January.)

We have three great sponsors for August and there will be three (3) winners this month!

Fat Quarter Shop offers a tremendous selection of fabric, notions, books and just about anything you will need for your project. Consider their Sew Sampler box to receive a monthly surprise delivery of fabric and fun.   Fat Quarter Shop is offering a $25 gift certificate to one lucky participant.

Family owned and operated. Clothworks produces outstanding quality fabric for quilters and sewists who love to create.  Clothworks produces a variety of fun fabric lines, including my favorite American Made Brand Solids. Check out their site and sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know about new lines.  Clothworks is offering 10'' precut of Full Spectrum Fresh Batik fabric.


I'm very excited to introduce you to our designer of the month - Amber Johnson of Gigi's Thimble.

Amber has two children, one sweet dog and a wonderful husband.  She resides in Alpine, Utah and loves to decorate, hike and bake in her spare time.  She has been quilting for almost 20 years and designing quilt patterns for 8 years.  Amber sells over 25 different quilt patterns (plus her book, Vintage Vibe: Traditional Quilts, Fresh Fabrics) in her shop Etsy shop.  She shares all of her creations on her blog, A Little Bit Biased.  

Her latest venture, is designing free fat quarter patterns with her friend Amanda Niederhauser, which are published monthly on her blog in a series called, Five Fat Quarter Fun.

You can visit Amber on her BlogInstagram,  Facebook and her pattern store on Etsy.  Amber is offering a $25 gift certificate to her pattern store for one lucky winner.

Quilts and photo credit to Amber Johnson

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for August?  (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 August 25.)

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:  

Thanks for linking up!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Neat animal blocks, Patty! Have a fun time with your project!

  2. I am so glad to be a part of OMG. Not only does it spur me to finish projects that may be delegated to the 'round to it' pile, but I get to see other beautiful projects that people are working on that I may not have found otherwise. (I am also the queen of run on sentences.) :)

  3. Your Woodland animals are so great! I love Juliet's paper-pieced patterns for animals and had great fun making her mini doxie pattern a few months ago. I hope to make the bigger dachshund block in the next few months. Thanks for a great job hosting OMG. Take care, Mary.

  4. Good luck with your goal! I've got to complete my goal, because there are some great prizes this month! I've got my eye on the beautiful batiks!

  5. Those animal blocks are so cute. Anything you make from them is going to be fun. Thanks for hosting the OMG.

  6. Cute animal blocks! What a fun project!

  7. I'm real good at Linking up to set the Monthly Goal...Maybe this month I will achieve the GOAL!! Thanks for hosting OMG.

  8. Looking forward to seeing what you do with these blocks which are amazing.

  9. Your blocks are so darn cute. I really wish I had a need for something like that.... Thanks for getting all of the great prizes. Just another little incentive to actually get each goal done! (I say little because I'd like to win but I'm still highly motivated just to do each goal.)

  10. Those are sweet animal blocks--can't wait to see them done up in a pillow! Thanks for the link up!

  11. Love these animal blocks, a mini-quilt or a cushion will be so cute. My vote is a cushion.

  12. I will investigate Amber's sites I can access. I like what I see here! I barely made it on, having been on vacation, but last works for me. =) The blocks are darling, and whatever they become will be terrific. I look forward to seeing your decision.


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