Friday, February 1, 2019

One Monthly Goal February Goal Setting Link-up

Welcome to February!  We had a record number of 155 goals linked up for January - lets see what this month brings!    Did you see the overall announcement for the sponsors and featured designers for 2019?  It will blow you away!

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.  

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.

Precision Quilting Tools manufactures the highest quality products used for Quilting, Sewing, and Arts & Crafts.  Their best selling product is a 100% Felted Wool mat perfect for pressing your quilt blocks.  Precision Quilting Tools is offering a 17 x 17'' wool mat to one lucky participant.  (Read more about the pressing mat in my product review!(Note - this prize can only be mailed to a US address.)

I'm excited to introduce Amy Smart of  Diary of a Quilter, our featured designer for February!  

Amy is a quilt designer and teacher who shares her love for quilting through her blog.  You can find Amy's quilt patterns in her shop plus she has also contributed to multiple books and magazines.  In addition, she publishes wonderful tutorials - from tips for choosing fabric, tutorials on free motion quilting, plus free block patterns and quilt patterns.  I really enjoyed her post on tips for organizing your sewing room.

Amy is offering one lucky winner a pdf quilt pattern from her shop.  You can visit Amy at her blog, on Instagram, on Facebook, and in her pattern shop.

Quilt and image credit to Amy Smart.
Patterns - Land That I Love and Summer Bunting plus Pixelated Heart tips

My goal for February is to work on my 2 color version of my Hand Pieced QAL blocks.  (Interested in hand piecing?  Come join the fun!)

Now it is your turn to link up - what is your goal for this month?  (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 February 22.)

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. Happy February! I am having so much fun, following along with your hand quilting journey. I am not stitching, but learning lots. Amy Smart was one of the first bloggers I came across, many moons ago, when I started blogging. She remains a favorite. What fun it would be to win a pattern.

  2. I love your colors. Anything with blue and white is beautiful. You are a patient quilter.

  3. Thanks for hosting the link-up! Here's hoping February proves to be as productive as January was for all of us. : )

  4. I really appreciate your doing this goal setting linkup every month. It helps keep me on task, and it's always fun to meet other bloggers whose work I haven't seen before. Win-win!

  5. All the best with the hand quilting. I love Amy's blog and the fabrics she designs.

  6. Just want to cheer you all on! When I retired, I decided no more goals for me. But I appreciate that it does help when there is a lot to juggle. Sew on!!

  7. The more the merrier, love all the pictures in the OMG posts, good library for when I am out of ideas/inspiration. Congratulations on the increase of participants.

  8. I admire your hand piecing, however I don't think I'm going to join you. Great sponsors and prizes.

  9. Good luck with your hand piecing project this month.


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