One Thing, One Week Challenge :: 11

What will you challenge yourself with this week?

I don’t want you to be stressed out about this challenge, but I do hope to MOTIVATE you. Finish something, start something, just don’t be overwhelmed by everything – One Thing!

You decide, what’s reasonable for you to get done in a weeks time, and tell me your goal in the comments. Next Monday, I will have a linky and you can link to your blog/flickr post, and show off your met goal!


My goal for the week, is to catch up on my Dessert of the Month stitchery’s.

Loving this series!  @heyporkchop looking forward to starting feb :)

I have February and March to work on – they are so cute and fun to stitch!


For those of you that meet your goal, you will be entered to win this collection of Aurifil and Moda goodies.

Post a button –

(code is in the sidebar, down lower)

Motivate your friends too!

Have a productive week~



By | 2017-02-06T09:18:26+00:00 March 5th, 2012|Challenge Week|63 Comments


  1. Quiet Quilter March 5, 2012 at 1:32 am - Reply

    I am going to put a binding on a table runner I have made. I plan to make several place mats to go with it and would love to start those also, but my main goal is to finish the table runner first.

  2. Katy March 5, 2012 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Oh I have such a long list for this week, but my goal is to get my mum’s mother’s day present planned out and cut out (I’ll not jinx myself with ‘and sewn together’ too!)

  3. Heidee March 5, 2012 at 3:03 am - Reply

    My challenge for the week is to sort out a present for my sister in-law which my hubby failed to do for her birthday A FORTNIGHT AGO.

    The mission: to make a cute bag and fill with goodies!

    I just wish Hubby had told me earlier that he was struggling to find something for his sister. I love organising pressies!! :oD

  4. Jessica March 5, 2012 at 3:03 am - Reply

    I would like to get get my toilet roll cover made for Quiltjanes Dress Your Roll Challenge.

  5. Judy March 5, 2012 at 3:29 am - Reply

    Just the motivation I need! I want to applique a table runner (that was pre-purchased) with “Happy Birthday” and other goodies on it. I also would love to get my St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Pillows done. Hopefully I will have 1 of these projects done by Monday!

  6. Jess @ The Elven Garden March 5, 2012 at 3:35 am - Reply

    I would like to finish piecing my Just Wing It quilt top :)

  7. April Waddell March 5, 2012 at 4:59 am - Reply

    I have 50 rows left in a sweater I am working on for me. I am planning on finishing it, sewing in the loose ends, and blocking it this upcoming weekend.

  8. Melissa March 5, 2012 at 5:36 am - Reply

    I really need this challenge right now! I haven’t done any “fun” sewing in quite awhile! My OTOW goal is…..I’m not sure! LOL
    I have 2 March projects that I want to get done this week….dishtowels and a 12″ St Patrick’s Day block. Hopefully, I’ll get to both, but as long as I get one done I’ll consider it a good week :) Thanks Amy!

  9. Em March 5, 2012 at 5:37 am - Reply

    I am going to finish Sierra’s ruffle skirt.

  10. Kate March 5, 2012 at 5:57 am - Reply

    I really want to finish my Skorka quilt. I have about four blocks left, and assembly.

  11. KatieQ March 5, 2012 at 6:12 am - Reply

    I made a postage stamp style topper for my clothes dryer and liked it so much that I am going to make one for the top of my wooden laundry hamper. I am determined to make it this week.

  12. Missy March 5, 2012 at 6:16 am - Reply

    I have 4 capes I would like to finish for a friend, one for her and her three daughters.

  13. KristyLou March 5, 2012 at 6:28 am - Reply

    I bought a twister template this past weekend. I started the quilt top. I would love to finish the mini quilt this week. I would also like to start cutting some fabric for the wedding surprise quilt I am making. Here’s to a productive week…. :)

  14. sarah March 5, 2012 at 6:35 am - Reply

    I’m going to finish my art gallery challenge quilt top.

  15. Anita in Florida March 5, 2012 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Ok…this catch up week. I am behind three months in a BOM, and there are two blocks for each month…I have to catch up or this will become just another UFO…so that is Six blocks! I have time………lol

  16. Melissa Corry March 5, 2012 at 6:52 am - Reply

    This week it is going to be all about getting my secret project started :) My goal is to get the top all pieced.

  17. Beth March 5, 2012 at 7:14 am - Reply

    You know how much I love your challenges so I am definately in! I have a ton of stuff that needs to be done but 1 thing I really WANT to do is make a pouch with one of the lovely fq’s I won from the last challenge (thank you!). Hope your Monday starts your week out right! Smiles~Beth

  18. Tami Erwin March 5, 2012 at 7:16 am - Reply

    I pieced a bargello wall-hanging-size quilt in a class in 2005. Then I went back to working full-time and stopped quilting. Now that we’ve moved and I’m only working part-time, I want to return to quilting. My goal for this week is to finish machine quilting this project.

  19. Sandy N March 5, 2012 at 7:44 am - Reply

    I need to get a top quilted for our local show in 2 weeks. I think I will try renting time on a longarm at my local quilt shop. Thanks for the challenge!=)

  20. Barbara March 5, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I will finish quilting a doll quilt I’m working on.

  21. Julia in MS March 5, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

    My goal is to get the trees, grass, and flowers fused to my PTQ Challenge. That doesn’t sound like much, but before I fuse those down I want to do some stitching around the “mansions.”

  22. Betty March 5, 2012 at 8:14 am - Reply

    My goal for this week is to finish 4 basket blocks. I have some of it cut out and 1 block almost done. Thanks for challenging
    me Amy. Sometimes a little push helps me get things done.

  23. Rachel B. March 5, 2012 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Quilting – finish the 24 blocks I have left in the Oh My Stars QAL and start putting the quilt top together.
    Knitting – finish my mom’s cardigan.
    Thanks for the challenge. I needed the motivation.

  24. Lisa Marie March 5, 2012 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I pieced a Twister baby quilt last week. My goal this week is to get it quilted and bound.

  25. Melinda March 5, 2012 at 8:51 am - Reply

    I need to finish my little sister’s birthday gift this week!

  26. Becky March 5, 2012 at 9:05 am - Reply

    My machine is in the shop, but I’m heading to my parent’s home this weekend, so maybe I’ll “steal” my mom’s machine for the afternoon and get my 2 Granny squares pieced. :) Thanks for the challenge.

  27. Anne Carter March 5, 2012 at 9:25 am - Reply

    I posted your challenge on my blog and added your button. become a follower on my blog to see me accomplish your challenge. Great idea!

  28. Amy March 5, 2012 at 9:28 am - Reply

    I am going to make my daughter’s St. Patty’s day shirt :) and also a laptop case for hubby since now he is jealous of mine :)

  29. Johanna March 5, 2012 at 9:28 am - Reply

    I’d like to complete the top of my Snap Sack tablerunner kit.

  30. Spontaneous Threads March 5, 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    I want to get Thank You gifts sewn (zippered pouches) for 2 very talented ladies from my guild who helped me photograph and edit pictures of a very large quilt. I have a deadline and this challenge is just the motivation to get a move on! Thanks also for dangling those fabric and thread motivators out there!!!

  31. Ellie - Craft Sew Create March 5, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I am challenging myself to piece the quilt top I am making for my cousin’s daughter. I need to get it done, and this is the perfect motivation, thanks Amy!

  32. Jacque March 5, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I hope to finish my picnic quilt that I’m making…gonna give it a good try! Thanks for the challenge – this is motivating!

  33. Irelle Beatie March 5, 2012 at 9:47 am - Reply

    I have my Stars and Stripes Americana quilt I need to complete as a store sample for a class I am teaching in May including writing up the pattern. It might be a few late nights :)

  34. Sara March 5, 2012 at 9:48 am - Reply

    I’m going to try to finish all the blocks for the quilt I’m making for a friend.

  35. Tiffany March 5, 2012 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I’m working on a mini quilt that is almost ready for quilting. I want to finish the whole thing this week. Even with my twin three month olds, I know I can do it if I can just get off the computer while they take their naps!

  36. Angie March 5, 2012 at 11:10 am - Reply

    This week my goal is to finish some accessories to make a business trip next week a little easier. I would like to finish 2 zippered pouches for my new purse and a cover for my iPad.

  37. Sarah Craig March 5, 2012 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Our quilt ministry received a massive thread donation that needs to be inventoried and sorted – I’m talking in excess of 1000 spools of really good thread! So that’s my one thing for this week…..

  38. Angie C March 5, 2012 at 11:43 am - Reply

    I would love to make a Spring/Easter Table Runner so I can put away my winter one :)

  39. Katie March 5, 2012 at 11:56 am - Reply

    I like this challenge! I heard about it on another blog and just have to join in. My one thing for the week is to finish up my swap items for the For the Love of Solids swap.

  40. Kelsey March 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    What a great Challenge!! I’d like to get caught up on some blocks on my to-do list. I’ve got two to do for my do.Good stitches group and two QAL blocks I need to catch up on for the Sew.Happy.Geek. QAL.

  41. Christie, Describe Happy March 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I would like to finish quilting and possibly even bind my confetti piece called The Sunrise. Happy stitching everyone!

  42. Heather March 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    My fabric just arrived to make my shower curtain, so I am hoping to get it done this week as well as get the bathroom painted.

  43. Karen March 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    I have SO many things I should get done it is hard to decide what to pick!

    My goal is to quilt and bind my LUSH wall quilt.

    Thanks for the push!

  44. tusen March 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    I know it will sound funny, but I really need a narrow pincushion (my lovely plump one very often falls off my table when I sew big pieces and I’m going to piece a rather big quilt backing this weekend). I’ve been thinking about something Zakka style for ages and I hope this challenge will finally motivate me.

  45. Lee Ann L. March 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Hmmm, this is going to be difficult because I need my husband’s help (to view CDs with me and tell me the instructions — I’m deaf and they’re not CC’d). Anyway, my big goal would be to make the leaders for the “long arm” quilt frame.

    My tiny goal would be to finish making the flying geese charm square samples. I hope to get those done tonight. :-)

  46. eileen March 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    working on sylvia’s bridal sampler pieces–aim is to get at least 20 done each week. also need to finish starry night alternate blocks for the four (what was i thinking?) of those quilts. like being challenged!! your new blog look is very nice

  47. Patty March 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    I want to finish putting the border on a baby quilt and get it quilted (or at least start to quilt it)!

  48. Linda in Calif. March 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    My goal is to quilt each day on my queen size quilt. I hope to able to say I have quite of few of those jewel box squares finished at least 10 of them.

  49. Lori March 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I am planning on cutting out all the fabric for my nephews quilt and maybe start piecing the top.

  50. Betsy Pratt March 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy,
    Thanks so much for posting this challenge! I have the brim of my son’s hat to finish knitting. It’s a small thing, so I don’t know why I’ve put it off for months. So here I go! Finish by the end of the week.
    Betsy Pratt

  51. Leah March 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    My goals include quilting the sewing machine cover that is currently pinned on the longarm, and finishing the last block in the Sew Happy Geek QAL.

    I also hope I can get my daughter to start her quilt that she wants to make for her teacher

  52. Jennie Tracy March 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    No quilt sewing for me this week! What I’m going to get done is make myself two bags for church stuff. I’m in need of something springy!

  53. Kirsten March 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    I am going to try and finish off a mini quilt that I have had here for a while – it is all ready for quilting and binding.

  54. bee March 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    thanks for that little extra push. some days after work I just want to sit & read so this will help get me going!
    my goal this week is to finish quilting & then bind my Sparkle quilt. :)

  55. M-R @ Quilt Matters March 5, 2012 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    I’m in! I want to finish my mini quilt series. Thanks for the motivation, Amy!

  56. nicke March 5, 2012 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    ok, i am being realistic… i want to finish the baby quilt and i want to finish two pillow covers… i think it is doable… at least the baby quilt!

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  58. Terrie March 6, 2012 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Fun challenge! I’m going to finish the first two lines of a small 4-line cross stitch pattern. It’s my first time doing cross stitch, so I’m excited to work on it every day for this challenge :)

  59. LisaAnn March 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    I’m going to get 11 Farmer’s Wife blocks done. Yep!

  60. KimR March 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    OH–I have been wanting to get some of that Hometown fabric! What a great motivation!!!! Hmmmm one thing…I really want to get the rest of my largest stars cut out for my “Oh my stars” QA quilt. Also, I would like to sew at least one block a day…either from my stars quilt, or my Scrap picnic quilt. (that is a leaders/enders quilt)

    I would like to shoot for so much more–but with the next two days in the high 50’s and 60’s for us, I really need to get some major yard work done…which really cuts into sewing time! :( Luckily, I have fun new lime green and white polka dot boots to wear!!! :)

  61. Allison C March 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    I would like to finish my mother-in-laws quilt Top I have been working on since Nov. I’m about 3/4 done so I’m hoping to push myself to complete it.

  62. Corynne March 7, 2012 at 8:19 am - Reply

    nursing cover and Trent’s quilt AGAIN!

  63. (Sorry, I haven’t checking in). This week I’m going to finish the embroidery on the 3rd Aurifil 2012 Designer’s Block, and also one of the blocks for my Baltimore Album Quilt.

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