Friday, March 1, 2019

One Monthly Goal March Link-up

Welcome to March!  We had 121 goals linked up for February - 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.

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. (I have a quilt that will be in the March issue!)

I'm excited to introduce Tara Faughnan of Tara Faughnan Quilts as our featured designer for March!

Tara is a professional textile designer, quilt designer and teacher with several on-line classes available on Creative Bug.   Color interaction is the key inspiration that drives Tara - "the intuitive moment when you put two colors together, and then two more, and two more after that.....". 

Tara has teamed with Sewtopia and created the Color Collective.  Every month, the Color Collective will ship you a color bundle of fabrics curated by Tara along with a block pattern designed by Tara and an invitation to interact with Tara, Sewtopia and other quilters in a private Facebook page.

I love Tara's work.  (My Perfectly Imperfect quilt is based on her block pattern.)   Her use of color is just amazing and very inspiring.

Image credit to Tara Faughnan: Diamonds, Double Wedding Ring, and Color Collective

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

My goal for March is to finish the big stitch quilting on my quilt for the Hand Pieced QAL blocks.  (Interested in hand piecing?  Come join the fun!)   See more photos of my hand quilting.

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 March 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. Off to another good start for the month! I've got so many projects that I will have a goal every month this year! Thanks for the encouragement Patty!

  2. Thanks so much Patty for the encouragement, motivation and everything you do! It is much appreciated!

  3. Good luck with your OMG, looks like you are pretty close to being finished.

  4. Your quilting already looks marvelous. Best of luck on finishing/

  5. Your quilt looks great. Good luck with finishing your quilting :)

  6. Love your beautiful hand pieced quilt. Can't wait to see how the completed quilting changes the way it looks.

  7. Love the look of your hand-stitched quilt and looking forward to seeing with the big stitching done.

  8. Beautiful quilt Patty!
    I did a post for this month's OMG and then I forgot to link it up! Lol! Can I still post in the OMG finishes at the end of the month?


Thanks for visiting Elm Street Quilts. Looking forward to hearing from you!