Wednesday, November 1, 2017

One Monthly Goal - November Goal Setting Link-up

Welcome to November!

New to One Monthly Goal?  Welcome!  You can read about the event and the rules on the main event page.
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My goal for November is to prepare backing and baste my Splendid Sampler quilt.  The quilt top was finished back in February and the holiday themed fabrics call for a finish!  I've decided to go without a border although I might change my mind and border in the cream/white fabric.  Not sure of my FMQ design but I may do some custom work on each block - take my time and have fun.  Bonus points if I get any of the quilting done this month - at best I hope to have some stabilizing lines (in the ditch) to better secure the quilt before I tackle the quilting..

We have three great sponsors for November 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.

Make Modern is a digital magazine, available monthly, launched by a collaboration of quilters based in Australia.  Their goal (sourced from their site) says it all - 
One of our ultimate goals is to be a driving force in the modern quilt movement. We want you to feel like we're already friends, the kind of friends who totally understand your fabric addiction, who will assist with your quilting problems and who will help you grow as a quilter. We hope you'll love us even though we're all a little bit crazy. 
Make Modern is offering a 6 month subscription to one lucky participant.

I'm excited to introduce you to Alyce Blyth from Blossom Heart Quilts, this month's featured designer.

Alyce began quilting in 2011 and started Blossom Heart Quilts in 2012.  She loves the challenge of designing quilts, expecially the opportunity to mix geometry with color and fabric.  She has published a number of patterns, including Geode which she is currently running as a QAL.  If you are a regular reader of Make Modern magazine, you are likely already of fan of her regular columns where she shares tips and tricks on popular quilt blocks.

Make sure you check out Alyce's ebook on DIY block design where she shares the information, math and tutorials a quilt needs to design and make their very own quilt blocks.

Photo and design credit to Alyce Blythe - Making Merry patternsGeode & DIY Block Design

You can visit Alyce in on her blogInstagramFacebook and her Pattern StoreAlyce is offering one lucky participant a set of the Making Merry patterns just in time for the holidays.

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for November?  (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 November 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. Your Splendid Sampler top is gorgeous! That should be fun to FMQ special designs in each block!

  2. Your Sampler is gorgeous. Your fabric choices make it pop!

  3. I love the colors you used for your Splendid Sampler--very nice! Have fun with the quilting--it sounds like you have a good plan. I would probably do an all over pattern just to get it done--lol!

  4. That time already? Your sampler is splendid indeed!

  5. Wow, are those 6" blocks in your sampler? It's beautiful! Funny, my goal is finishing a quilt with 150 6" blocks. :-)

  6. Your sampler is amazing! Looking forward to seeing it progress.

  7. Wonderful sampler! Great job sticking to it! Good luck accomplishing your goal! My OMG for November is to get through the month with no sewing machine! Lol!

  8. Nice goal. Hopefully it will get done earlier rather than later! Those blocks are great. I sure hope you get your quilting started. It would be a great quilt to use in December!

  9. I love your splendid sampler and the colours you chose, certainly lovely for Christmas and holidays. It has inspired me to make November a month to get some more of my Splendid Sampler blocks completed.

  10. Hi Patty,
    Love your Splendid Sample, so pretty.
    Have a great day!

  11. Your Splendid Sampler is gorgeous. I love the colors you used. Good luck on your November goal.

  12. Gorgeous quilt, what a lot of detail. Wonderful sponsors, thank you.


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