Wednesday, May 1, 2019

One Monthly Goal May Goal Setting Link-up

Welcome to May!  We had 102 goals linked up for April - 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.

Put a Quilt on It, owned by Kristi Coupe, offers eye-catching, all-weather Barn Blocks and created a fun and easy for proud quilters to display their love for the craft.  Put a Quilt on It is offering a Barn Board to one lucky US winner.  Want one for your very own?  Use the coupon code 'elmstreet' for a 10% discount!  For photos of quilt blocks in fun places, check out @putaquiltonit.   

I'm excited to introduce Angie from Gnome Angel as our featured designer for May!  Angie is a quilt designer, author and an amazing QAL hostess.  She shares her passion for being creative and her goal is to inspire people to follow their dream.  Angie's book Fussy Cutter's Club: A Boot Camp for Mastering Fabric Play is a beautiful guide on how to cut up your fabric with intention!

Angie has run countless quilt-alongs and 100 day challenges which have brought quilters from around the world together as they shared their blocks.  For the #100Days100Blocks2019 event, Angie has designed Kinship: 100 Block Fusion Sampler.  Kinship is a blend of 8″ x 8″ and 4″ x 8″ patchwork blocks that borrow from the traditional and reflect the contemporary and is perfect for the beginner looking to solidify their skill set, or the confident sewist who’s looking for a new take of scale and design.  

The Kinship pattern comes in 3 different techniques each offering the quilter a different method of block construction: traditionally pieced (by machine or hand), foundation paper pieced (FPP) or English paper pieced (EPP).  The #100Days100Blocks2019 event starts on Monday, July 1 with the posting of block 1 and finishes on Tuesday, October 8. (Follow #100Days100Blocks2019 for a daily countdown and sneak peak of all the blocks.

Angie is offering one lucky winner (from the US or Australia) a fabulous prize - Kinship: 100 Block Fusion Sampler Pattern, a Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork 6.5” Fussy Cut Ruler and a Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork 8.5” Squaring Up + 8” Fussy Cut Ruler.   

You can visit Angie from Gnome Angel on her blog, on Instagram, on Facebook, and in her shop.

My goal for May is to quilt my Converse shoe quilt - so fun to make in all these colors!

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 May 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. Haha!!! Love the Converse quilt top - super fun. :)

  2. I love your Converse quilt! So unique!
    My daughter is also a Converse fan but I'm not sure I want to tackle such a hard pattern!
    Maybe one block for a pillow! LOL

  3. Love your Converse Shoes--so fun! I hope you find time to get it finished.

  4. The shoes look fun! I'll be interested to see how you quilt them.

  5. Cute quilt, I'm looking forward to see how you quilt it!

  6. Cute quilt! Makes me think of my daughter's love for Converse and Vans!

  7. Lots of beautiful projects this month. Here's to some happy May finishes!

  8. Love that Converse Quilt Patty. It will be an awesome finish

  9. Oh my, love that converse quilt, someone's going to love getting that quilt.

  10. Those tennis shoes are such fun. Good luck with your goal for May.

  11. Barely made it in time to link up. Thanks as always for hosting!!


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