Thursday, August 1, 2019

One Monthly Goal August Link-up

Welcome to August!  We had 101 goals linked up for July - lets 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.  

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.

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 and this month's prize will be a large spool thread set from our featured designer!  (How cool is that?)

I'm excited to introduce Latifah Saafir from Latifah Saafir Studios as our featured designer for August!

Latifah is a pattern designer, fabric designer, a teacher and is the designer of the amazing versatile Clammy template!    (With the Clammy, you can cut clamshells, circles, half circles, quarter circles and orange peels - check out Latifah's YouTube videos to learn more.)

 Latifah is known for her bold and innovative modern quilts. Combining her training as an engineer with her lifelong passion for sewing, Latifah creates designs that are graphic and contemporary, featuring challenging techniques with meticulous attention to detail.  

 Latifah was a co-founder of both the Los Angelous Modern Quilt Guild and the worldwide Modern Quilt Guild. 

Quilt & image credit: Latifah Saafir
I had the pleasure of taking a class with Latifah through my guild.  She was just a wonderful instructor who wanted to make sure everyone was successful with their projects. 

You can find Latifah on her blog, on Instagram, on Facebook and in her shop plus you can see Latifah on two episodes of Fresh Quilting - Creating Bold Designers with Bias Tape Applique and  Learning how to Design a Quilt with Half-Rectangle Triangles.   Latifah is offering one lucky winner a 10" Clammy ruler and a pattern!

My goal for August is to finish my bunny baby quilt.  This will be gifted to a friend - soon to be a new grandma!  (The bunny is from Elizabeth Hartman's Delightful Desert pattern (affiliate link).)

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 August 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: 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thanks for linking up!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Your bunny quilt will be so super cute!! I look forward to seeing it :)

  2. That's a sweet rabbit quilt. Do I spy more animals in the background fabric?

  3. That bunny is going to make an adorable quilt--what a sweet gift!

  4. Hi Patty! What a great goal for August. And how fun that your friend is going to soon be a new grandma. It's the best thing ever. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Cute bunny! I went to post about finishing my One Monthly Goal for July this morning and realized I was too late! Oh well, grandchildren will be back in school next week and I will have more time/be more organized

  6. Those bunnies are going to be fun to play with this month. Good luck on your OMG.

  7. Sounds like a fun baby quilt. Good Luck with your goal

  8. Good luck on finishing your bunny quilt, you are so productive I have no doubt that you will do it - so cute.


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