Saturday, April 1, 2017

One Monthly Goal - April Goal Link-up

Welcome to April!

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 April is quilt my Churn Dash quilt.  I've had a blast putting this one together, using up scraps of Bonnie and Camille fabric.  (Although it seems to have made zero dent in my actual scraps.)

We have three great sponsors for April and 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.

Green Fairy Quilts is a wonderful online quilt store that offers precuts, patterns and notions at prices that just can't be beat.  They are my source for precuts and thread - shipping is fast and the selection is wonderful!   Make sure you sign up for their newsletter and check out Judi's amazing quilting on her blog.  Green Fairy Quilts is offering a $15 gift certificate to one lucky participant!

I'm thrilled to introduce Jeni Baker of In Color Order as our OMG Designer for April.

My first introduction to Jeni came through her 2012 QAL all about the half-square triangle (HST).  (My quilt Sea Glass was made from her QAL.)  One of my favorite parts about the QAL was that I could make up the HST ahead of time and then quickly have the finished block once the HST block was revealed!

Jeni is a wonderful designer and I am in love with her use of color in her quilts.  Her website has a wonderful series of tutorials on quilts, bags and other quilting topics.  My favorite is the Art of Choosing tutorial series that talks all about fabric selection and color.

Jeni's work has been featured in many publications.  Her most recent  book The Half-Square Triangle is available on Amazon.  Her patterns are available in her pattern shop.

Credit for photos to Jeni baker; photos sourced from In Color Order.  
(top row) The Half-Square Triangle, available on Amazon  -   Over and Above Quilt
(bottom row) Color Basics Tutorial Series  -   Half-Square Triangle Sampler pattern

Jeni is offering three (3) downloaded PDF patterns of the lucky winner's choice!

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for April?  (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 April 24)

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. Look forward to seeing what you do with your churn dash!

  2. Your churn dash quilt is delightful! I absolutely LOVE that it is in a variety of sizes. It adds so much character to the quilt!
    Thanks for hosting one monthly goal. I didn't get mine done last month but I did finish many other things so it is ok.

  3. That's a great churn dash, a little different from the usual. I like it! Thanks for another wonderful month of goal making.

  4. Good luck with finishing off your Churn Dash quilt. It's a beauty.

  5. That is a beautiful quilt. I love those fabrics!

  6. This is my first time to enter your One Monthly Goal party. I look forward to seeing what everyone accomplishes. Your Churn Dash quilt will be one I keep an eye on as I really love those blocks. Thanks for hosting what looks to be a fun endeavor.

  7. Beautiful fabrics in your churn dash, looking forward to seeing it finished. Thanks for the OMG fun, I'm getting quilts done.

  8. Your quilt does not look at all like a scrappy quilt. I am forward to seeing how you quilt it.


  9. Well, darn. I missed the link up. Where did the time go?? And I missed FAL link up for Q2 goals. Sigh.....


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