Monday, October 1, 2018

One Monthly Goal - October Goal Setting Link-up

Welcome to October!  We had 105 projects linked up in September - 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 January - you can earn up to 3 entries by joining the link-ups October through December.) 

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 fourth quarter bonus prize.

I'm very excited to introduce Natalia Bonner from Piece n Quilt as our featured designer for October!

Image credit - Natalia Bonner
Natalia is an award winner quilter, fabric designer, teacher, quilt designer, author and LAQ extraordinaire!  Natalia's online Beginner's Guide to Free Motion Quilting begins today, October 1 plus you can find her classes on Craftsy and her YouTube channel.  She also has a 4-1 ruler for use when quilting with many supporting videos on YouTube that each how to use this ruler.

Natalia partners with her mom, Kathleen Whiting, also an award winner quilting, for patterns and fabric designs.  (See a cute mom / daughter photo on their about us page.)  Together they have written five books and you will be inspired by her free motion quilting designs and tutorials.  Their two fabric lines - Thrive and Flourish - are just beautiful and coordinate well together.

Image credits: Natalia Bonner;  Top: Barn Star pattern, Stand Tall pattern
Bottom: Flourish fabric, Next Steps in Machine Quilting, Free Motion Quilting on-line class
Natalia is offering a pdf pattern of the winner's choice from her pattern shop.  You can find Natalia at Piece n Quilt plus on her blog, on Instagram, on Facebook, on YouTube, and in her Pattern store.  

My goal for October is to get the quilting done on my half-rectangle triangle (HRT) quilt.  There are 720 of these HRTs, all made with Moda Sweetwater fabric.  The quilt measures 72 x 80.

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for October?  (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 October 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: 

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Good luck Patty with your quilting this month. I still love your triangle quilt; it's so fresh.

  2. Have fun quilting your triangles!

  3. Thank you for this opportunity and for lighting a fire for me to get things done!

  4. Good luck with getting the quilting done on the stunning top :)

  5. Like the play of color in your quilt - and thank you for organizing this OMG - I have been needing a major kickstart after a long, hot summer...

  6. Good luck on quilting the HTR quilt. Are you machine quilting it?

  7. I love your HRT top, Patty. I've wanted to make something similar with solid white/print fabric HSTs or pyramids or tumblers for a long time -- just love the simplicity of the design and the way those prints sparkle and dance across the snowy white background. Good luck getting it quilted this month!

  8. I love your half rectangle quilt--can't wait to see how you quilt it!

  9. Beautiful job on your HRT quilt! That's alot of piecing but I'm sure you know that now.
    Thank you Natalia, I'm loving two of your patterns already.


  10. Love that HRT quilt, good luck on your goal and thanks for the OMG link-up, so much fun, I'm getting things done.

  11. That's a lot of HRTs! Good luck with you goal!


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