Saturday, September 1, 2018

One Monthly Goal - September Goal link-up

Welcome to September!  We had 103 projects linked up in August - 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'm excited to introduce our designer sponsor for September - Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side!  

Amy is a pattern designer, book author, fabric designer, a co-creator of Curated Quilts and a strong, passionate supporter for quilter's everywhere.  Her designs are eye catching and modern.   Each year, Amy hosts a virtual Quilt Festival, inviting quilters everywhere to share their finishes.

Working with co-creator Christine Ricks, Amy has created a quarterly quilting journal that you'll want to read through over and over again.  It is filled with amazing quilts and will surely inspire your own creativity.  Curated Quilts runs a contest quarterly for mini quilts (see the last one) and invited quilters to submit their minis for the challenge.
Images and quilt credit to Amy Ellis.
 Pictured: Curated Quilts Journal, Waterfall Quilt Pattern & Modern Heritage Quilts book.
Amy is offering a $25 gift certificate to her pattern store to one lucky winner!  You can visit Amy on her blog, on Instagram, on Facebook and her pattern store.  You can also find her at Curated Quilts.

My goal for September is to do all the 'color' hand quilting on my double wedding ring quilt.  Getting any of the background done (gray) will be a stretch goal.  

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for September?  (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 September 24.)

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: 

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. I love Amy's Quilt Patterns! I think Hyperspeed is my favorite :)

  2. Hand quilting! Your DWR is looking great. Can't wait to see it finished!

  3. Good luck with your OMG for September! It's going to be a stunner for sure.

  4. Good luck with your quilting--it looks great so far!

  5. Beautiful colours in that Double Wedding Ring, and lovely quilting (so far).

  6. I just love your Double wedding ring quilt! The colors really pop with the grey background.


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