Sunday, July 1, 2018

One Monthly Goal - July Goal link-up

Welcome to July!  We had 110 projects linked up in June - 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 and add that photo to the link-up.  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 October - you can earn up to 3 entries by joining the link-ups July through September.) 

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 third quarter bonus prize.
Image credit: Pat Sloan

I am very excited to introduce the designer sponsor for July - the one and only Pat Sloan.  Pat is a fabric designer, quilt designer, author, and lecturer plus she has a weekly radio show which is also available as a podcast.  Pat is passionate about making quilting fun for herself and everyone around her.    She creates a warm and welcoming environment for quilters of all abilities through her free QALs, link-ups and her Facebook group.  Together with her friend Jane Davidson, Pat collaborated with many industry designers to create the Splendid Sampler and - available later this year - the Splendid Sampler II.

If you aren't listening to Pat's weekly American Patchwork & Quilting podcast hosted by Pat Sloan, you are missing wonderful interviews with guests from the quilting world.  Pat's interview style is warm and welcoming.  I love learning about her guests each week and never miss an episode.
Pat travels  around the country teaching and showing her quilts to quilt guilds and quilt shops.  Pat has written over 30 quilt books (see them on Amazon) and has had her designs published in all the national magazines.

Image credit - Pat Sloan
Take the Round-About pattern, Splendid Sampler, Let's Go Camping QAL,
Pat's Aurifil Thread Collection, & Moda Sunday Drive fabric
Pat is offering a Aurifil thread box to one lucky winner!  Visit Pat on her website and make sure to check out her free BOM Mystery QAL - Let's Go Camping.  You can also visit Pat on her blog, pattern store,  Quilt Along with Pat Sloan Facebook group, and Instagram.

My goal for July is finish my hand quilting and turn my hexie project into a pillow.

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for July?  (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. 
 Your blog post (or Flickr post) must contain a photo of your project, a clearly stated goal and a link back to Elm Street Quilts.  Your Instagram post must include a photo of your project, a clearly stated goal and the tag #onemonthlygoal.  (Entries which don't contain the required information may be disqualified.)

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 July 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: 


Thanks for linking up!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. You have a good, manageable goal for a very busy month. Best of luck! Great sponsors, too.

  2. I'm looking forward to see your beautiful quilt hand made. And your cushion!

  3. Enjoy your hand stitching this month. It's going to be a very colorful finish.

  4. I have always wanted to do some english paper piecing. Your's looks great. Maybe I'll try it soon.

  5. EPP is not my first love but yours looks great. Love Pat Sloan and her enthusiasm and Splendid Sampler books.

  6. Hexie cushion looking great so far, looking forward to seeing it at the end of the month. Once again, great sponsors and prizes.

  7. Thank you for introducing new designers (well, new to me) each month, am just drooling behind my computer wishing there were more hours in a day so I could spent more time quilting .......


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