Monday, January 1, 2018

One Monthly Goal - January Goal Setting Link-up

Happy New Year!

New to One Monthly Goal?  Welcome!  To join in for January, publish a blog post, an Instagram post or a post on Flickr where you share a picture of your project, some words about your goal and include a link back to this post.  Then come back at the end of the month and share your results.

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!  Did you read all about the sponsor announcement for this year?  We've got an amazing line-up of designers and really great sponsors.

We have three great sponsors for January and there will be three (3) winners this month plus a chance to earn an entry for the bonus prize!  New this year is a chance to earn a bonus prize for the quarter - each time you link up a goal & a finish in January, February and March earns you an entry for a bonus prize which will be awarded in early April.

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 launched by a collaboration of quilters based in Australia. Their magazine is filled with modern quilt designs and a wonderful source of inspiration. Make Modern is offering a 6 month subscription to one lucky participant.

Aurifil is home to a beautiful rainbow of thread in all weights, perfect for any of your sewing and quilting needs.  My favorite product is the designer collection boxes which coordinate with various fabric lines.  Aurifil is offering  a thread set for the first quarter bonus prize.

Amy Friend of  During Quiet Time,is our featured designer for January.  Amy is a pattern designer, author and fabric designer.  She mixes two of my favorite things together - improv and paper piecing - in her wonderful quilt designs. 

I just love Amy's designs and really enjoyed each of her books Improv Paper Piecing and Intentional Piecing.

Amy's fabric line is Improv for Contempo Studios (part of Benertex) was introduced in Spring 2017.  It features beautiful prints with small scale designs perfect for paper piecing.  Bundles of the fabric and coordinating Aurifil thread pack are available in Amy's store

Photo and quilt credit to Amy Friend.
(top row):  improv fabric & Catawampus from Improv Paper Piecing book
(bottom row) My Tribe from Intentional Paper Piecing book
You can visit Amy on her Blog, on Instagram, on Facebook and find her patterns and fabric in her Etsy store.  Amy is offering one lucky winner three (3) PDFs patterns of their choice.

My goal for January is to finish my Magnolia Mystery quilt.  I've got the center bit together and need to figure out the final size and do some quilting.

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for January?  (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 January 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. I'm looking forward to see it finished! Good luck!

  2. Oh very pretty!! Go you!! You can do it!

  3. Good luck! That's a pretty block...reminds me of a tulip block I made for a quilt long ago.

  4. Thanks for organising the OMG Patty. Good luck with your goals

  5. Thanks for the linky and encouragement! I wish you well on finishing your lovely quilt.

  6. Your Magnolia mystery is very pretty--I always like when a secondary design magically forms! Good luck with the finish.

  7. Hi Patty,
    Beautiful quilt. Can't wait to see it done.
    Have a great day!

  8. Love your Magnolia. Good luck on moving it forward. And thanks for sponsoring OMG!!

  9. Your Magnolia Mystery colors are so striking! THat's going to be really neat.

  10. We have the same goal....but I am two months' behind.

  11. Thanks to you, I have already start my OMG January! It works ;))!!

  12. Thanks for the link--up! I hope we both can meet our goals--lol!

  13. Looks like another year of great motivation. Hope my batting average is better than last year!

  14. Wow! What a wonderful start to the new year with so many link-ups! Happy quilting to all, may it be a great year! Thank you Patty for hosting!

  15. Thanks for hosting. I hope you finish your quilt

  16. Your Magnolia Mystery center turned out beautifully! Thanks for hosting OMG for another year!

  17. Looking forward to finishing more projects this year with the help of Elm Street's OMG link-up, also looking forward to seeing the Magnolia Mystery quilt and many other projects posted here at the end of the month.

  18. Whoops, I haven't got to link up this time Patty but hope to do so throughout the year! Good luck with your finishing goal - it's going to be a lovely quilt :-) [Wow hasn't OMG grown! I've just noticed how many participants there are!]


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