Wednesday, August 1, 2018

One Monthly Goal - August Goal Link-up

Welcome to August!  We had 108 projects linked up in July - 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.

I am so very excited to introduce Elizabeth Hartman as our August designer!  

Elizabeth is a quilt designer, fabric designer, teacher, and has authored several popular quilting books. Her first book - The Practical Guide to Patchwork - contains all the information she wishes she had known when first starting out as a quilter almost 20 years ago.  Her designs have been featured in multiple magazines.  

Elizabeth designs fabric for Robert Kaufman - her latest line Arctic will be available soon.  

I absolutely love all of Elizabeth's patterns and know you will too.  These blocks are traditionally pieced - no paper piecing involved.  The instructions are very clear and you can't help but smile when the blocks start filling up your design wall.
Credit: Elizabeth Hartman 
Elizabeth is offering one lucky winner an awesome prize - a copy of five of her fabulous patterns - Delightful Desert, Lisa the Unicorn, Greenhouse, Swan Island, and Arctic Feathers .  

You can visit Elizabeth on her website Elizabeth Hartman, her blog, on Instagram and in her pattern store.

My goal for August is to make 19 of my 16" HRT blocks.  A stretch goal is to get the quilt top assembled!  (Read more about my HRT quilt.)

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for August?  (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 making something with 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 August 25.)

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. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  2. Hi Patty! Awesome prizes for this month - thank you to all the sponsors and you for hosting. I am really enjoying your HRT project. I have been wanting to start something like this but just haven't gotten to it yet. Hopefully soon, but until then I'm looking forward to seeing yours finished. Happy Wednesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Good luck! I really like that HRT block. That's one I haven't tried.

  4. Good luck with your goal--it's going to be a cool quilt! Thanks for the link-up!!

  5. I really like this block every time you talk about HRTs, and someday, I'm going to make them. Good luck with your 19!

  6. Your HRTs look great! I'm trying again on my July goal. ;-) (Congrats to everyone who actually made progress toward or finished their July goal!)

  7. Good luck with your OMG this month.


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