Friday, December 1, 2017

One Monthly Goal - December Link-up

Welcome to December!

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 December is to finish my holiday gifts - specifically 20 zipped bags.  I do these in batches which I find to be quite efficient.  The first batch of 8 have been stuck partially completed for almost 2 weeks - I've got to get them done!

Are you making bags for holiday gifts?  Make sure you enter them in Bag It link-up too.  (Bag It link-up closes on December 15.)

We have three great sponsors for December 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.

Elm Street Quilts - that's me! - wants to be a place where you'll find some inspiration and motivation for your quilting projects.   I'll be offering two patterns from my pattern shop to one lucky participant.

One Monthly Goal will be back in 2018 and I can't wait to share more about the sponsors and featured designers.  I've got some great ideas for next year and would love your feedback on my blog events and newsletter - please take my survey and I'll send you my Everyday Love pattern as a Thank You.

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for December?  (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 December 26.)

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. Patty, No bag-making for me this go around. I had intention and let other fun stuff get in the way! Grand Baby on the way! So exciting! Kudos to a year well done for you!

  2. Zippered pouches are fun to make and use. Looks like you will get them done quickly. I like the fabric.

  3. The bags look great! I am not making many handmade gifts this year for Xmas but in the past I have made pincushions which are also another great assembly line type of item to make.

  4. All the best with those bags, I have yet to make a bag and sew in a zip! But one day I want to have a go!

  5. Hi Patty,
    Love your bags, so colorful.
    Have a great day!
    P.S. I've finally got pictures of my projects for November OMG.

  6. Good luck with your OMG for December!

  7. Wow--that's a lot of zippered bags! Good luck meeting your goal--they are very cute!

  8. Nice bags. But it would take me 6 months or more to make all of those bags! I hope you get your bag making mojo back and have these done soon.

  9. Well, darn. I missed the link up...again. I can't seem to get myself focused on the deadline. I think I need to start telling myself the link up is on the 1st. That way, I have a week's grace. LOL


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