Saturday, December 1, 2018

One Monthly Goal - December Goal Link-up

Welcome to December!  We had 98 projects linked up in November - 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 our featured designer Amy Bradley from Amy Bradley Designs.  

Amy started quilting 30 years ago.  Her very first quilt featured dogs and was made for her husband's  veterinary clinic.  Amy started her business in 2002 and partners with her daughter Ashley and her mom Dorothy to bring us these wonderful designs. 

Amy's signature design is her whimsical representation of animals, objects and quilters!  Her fun designs are created with fusible applique.  There are patterns for the every holiday.  I love the newly released Elves pattern (photo below) and Hairy Christmas.

Her comical representations of quilters are my favorites - recognize yourself in Proud to Be a Quilter (below) or maybe Quilt Diva?  I certainly see myself in  Rippity-Doo-Dah.

Credit: Photos and quilts designs by Amy Bradley 

You can find Amy on Instagram, on Facebook, and in her Pattern store.  Amy is offering one lucky winner a $50 gift certificate to her website.  How awesome is that!

My goal for December is to get Christmas gifts made for family and friends.  Here is some of the fabric I've pulled!

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for December?  (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 December 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. Patty, I also have a few gifts to make for Christmas. Hope your sewing plans go well!

  2. I hope you find time to get your gifts finished---happy sewing!

  3. Love Amy's work. I made her pirate one for my grandson. It is so cute. Thanks again for motivating me!

  4. Enjoy making and giving your gifts. Handmade gifts are always exceptional.

  5. Good luck with your holiday sewing!

  6. I tried following your link up tutorial but when I right click I do not get the choice "copy link address" in the drop down menu. I only get "copy the link location" which when used, shows my profile picture instead of the OMG picture. Do you have any other suggestions on how I can do this?

    1. Julie, the issue is your Instagram account is Private which will prevent you from linking up. You'll need to make it public (or create a new IG account) and then you'll be able to join. Email me directly elmstreetquilts at and I'll help you. (You are commenting as a no-reply blogger so I can't reply to you directly.)

    2. Thanks. I should have thought of that. I keep getting spam accounts that try to follow so I thought it would be easier to make the account private. I will switch it.

  7. I can't believe it's the final OMG for 2018. Where does the time go?

  8. It's hard to believe Christmas is almost here! I hope all your stitches are where they need to be and Jack doesn't come around!


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