Tuesday, October 1, 2019

One Monthly Goal - October Link-up

Welcome to October!  We had 76 goals linked up for September - 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.

The Quilters Planner has everything you need to organize and keep track of the work, personal and  quilting parts of your life to decrease your stress and increase your creativity.  The Quilter’s Planner also comes with a gorgeous magazine filled with inspirational quilting projects for you to sew.  New for 2020, are four different calendar formats and other options to optimize your planner.  The Quilter's Planner is offering one 2020 planner to a lucky participant.  (I've owned a Quilter's Planner for 3 years and have already ordered mine for 2020!)

I am excited to introduce this month's featured designer - Mary Hertel of Made by Marney.  

Mary, who goes by the nickname "Marney" designed paper pieced patterns inspired by her love of nature, animals and the many years she spent teaching children's art.   Make sure you take a moment to scroll through all the available patterns in the Made by Marney shop - you can purchase individual blocks or entire patterns.  Each of her designs is adorable. 

Mary has authored 3 books - Sew Cute & Clever Farm and Forest Friends, Cut & Clever Totes, and Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.  Each of these books comes with a collections of blocks to choose from and mix and match to the design of your choice!

Photo and quilt credit: Made by Marney - 3 Dogs and 1 Sassy Cat, Dinosaur Quilt, Cute & Clever Totes, and part of the Boo Collection.   Find all her patterns in her Etsy shop.

Visit Mary Hertel of Made by Marney on her blog, on Instagram, on Facebook, and in her storeMary is offering a copy of her pattern 3 Dogs and 1 Sassy Cat to a lucky participant.  (The pattern will be mailed to a US address and sent digitally elsewhere.)

My goal for October is turn these blocks into a quilt top.  I've got two made and the photo shows the right side of one and the back side of another.  So 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 October 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. Wow! What colorful improv blocks you have going there! Looks like a fun project to work on this month!

  2. Love those bright fabrics on that wonderful blue. Love that it's a medium tone.

  3. Those are some fun blocks with the itty bitty pieces. Good luck on your goal!

  4. Your improv has great colors! Thanks so much for all you do to motivate us!

  5. Thanks so much for honoring me as your Designer of the Month. Love your post!


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