Thursday, March 1, 2018

One Monthly Goal - March Goal Setting Link-up

Welcome to March!  We had 157 (wow!) projects linked up in February - let's see what this month brings!

New to One Monthly Goal?  Welcome!  To join, share a photo of your project, some words about what you want to accomplish in a blog post, an Instagram post (tutorial) or a post on Flickr.  Return at the end of the month and share your results.  You can read about the event and the rules on the main event page.

We have wonderful sponsors this month - three (3) winners will be randomly chosen from those that link up in both the goal and the finish event.  Plus anyone linking up will earn an entry for the bonus prize.  (Bonus prize to be awarded in April - you can earn up to 3 entries by joining the link-ups January through March.) 

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.

I am very excited to share a bit about this month's feature designer - Sherri McConnell of  A Quilting Life!
Sherri is a quilt designer,an author and a fabric designer for Moda.

Sherri has published two books - A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home and Fresh Family Traditions.  Her patterns are published through her pattern company Quilting Life Designs.

Sherri's fabrics, designed with her daughter Chelsi, are absolutely gorgeous.  They have designed a number of collections together - Bright Sun, Valley, desert Bloom, Creekside and Front Porch.  Creekside (pictured below) is in stores now and their latest line, Front Porch, will be available very soon in a fabric store near you.

Sherri shares on her blog - A Quilting Life - almost daily and offers regular monthly challenges (Minis and More) along with free block of the month programs. You will enjoy her posts about tips for organizing your sewing space, dealing with your stash and keeping your projects organized.  

Creekside fabric, Quilts patterns available for Seaside Drive and Porch Swing plus one of Sherri's books
Quilt and photo credit to Sherri McConnell

Sherri is offering one lucky winner a copy of her book Fresh Family Traditions to a US winner or two (2) PDF patterns to an international winner.

You can visit Sherri at A Quilting Life, on Instagram, on Facebook, and at her pattern store. Her books are available from Amazon. 

My goal for March is to make at least 30 of these blocks.  (More about this quilt here.)

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

Make sure you add a link to this OMG post so others can find the OMG link-up from your blog.  Let's make that easy -  just paste this into your post:  

Sign up to receive email notifications when the One Monthly Goal linkup is open.  Think of it as a helpful reminder!  

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Nice block. I look forward to seeing the next 29.

  2. These are great prices, love Sherri McConnell's work. Thank you and keeping my fingers crossed :-)

  3. What a lovely block! I can imagine having so much fun arranging those into a stunning design.

  4. Good luck with your OMG plans for March.

  5. Your block and the fabrics are lovely, I'm betting you'll get at least 30 of them done, good luck.

  6. Good luck with your goal--the blocks are going to make a fun quilt!

  7. I'm trying again. Maybe the third time will be the charm. Good luck on your OMG.

  8. I love the colors in your block. Have fun at your retreat. What will be the size of your finished quilt?

  9. Beautiful block, I love the color combo! That's a monthly goal, 30 of them ;)

  10. Boo on me. I thought the link up ended today, not yesterday... Guess I need to pay more attention 😞

  11. I've linked up in spirit - I was a bit busy to get here on time! I love your blocks, good luck with your goal!


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