One Thing, One Week Challenge :: 14

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 this week is super secret, so I won’t be sharing, but I still want to motivate you!


For those of you that meet your goal, you will be entered to win a copy of We Love Color:

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Motivate your friends too!

Have a productive week~



One Thing, One Week Challenge is a monthly challenge, beginning the first Monday of each month.  Join us!

By |2017-02-06T09:18:22-06:00July 2nd, 2012|Challenge Week|71 Comments


  1. mary July 2, 2012 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Oh I need motivating, there are 2 things I’d like to get done this week. A pattern review for Trish at Two Peas in a Pod which means making a bag or 2 and I’d like to make the curtains for my daughters ‘den’ over her bed…not feeling inspired right now but this will help!

  2. beth lehman July 2, 2012 at 5:08 am - Reply

    I need to make some birthday presents this week! I’d like to get one bag done at least, maybe two~!

  3. Margaret July 2, 2012 at 5:13 am - Reply

    I need to finish a wedding quilt by July 10. The top is done but I’m stalled with the back and binding. But, it’s got to be finished this week, so I’ll join your challenge!

  4. Kim July 2, 2012 at 5:13 am - Reply

    This week, I will start and finish a quilt top based on the envy block in Modern Blocks! Thanks for the motivation!

  5. DRu July 2, 2012 at 5:58 am - Reply

    I have lots of quilts tops to quilt – I want to get one pinned and started!!!

  6. DRu July 2, 2012 at 5:59 am - Reply

    I have lots of tops that need quilting – i’m going to try and get one at least pinned and started!

  7. Brynn July 2, 2012 at 6:05 am - Reply

    My daughter has requested a new skirt to match one I recently made for myself. Here’s hoping I can get it done this week!

  8. charlotte maxwell July 2, 2012 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Okay, It took me long enough to get my Swoon top done. Now I need to get the back done. This challenge might just help me get there.

  9. Lynne July 2, 2012 at 6:47 am - Reply

    The book I started for my Older Grandson’s birthday which was in February!

  10. Sarah Craig July 2, 2012 at 6:50 am - Reply

    I have eight tops in the stack to be quilted, all for charity needs. But to be realistic, I’ll say that my “absolutely have to” goal is two of them. Hopefully I’ll get them all done, though!!

  11. Missy July 2, 2012 at 7:05 am - Reply

    I need to finish a friend’s dress.

  12. Amanda Rose July 2, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

    My goal is to finish my “40 things to do before I turn 20” list!

  13. Allison C July 2, 2012 at 7:14 am - Reply

    I would like to finish the back of my Tokyo subway map quilt. The top was finished last night (yay!) and I have a date with a long arm machine next week so I definitely need the back finished this week.

  14. sarah July 2, 2012 at 7:21 am - Reply

    I leave town Wednesday morning but perhaps I can get some strip piecing for my halloween quilt started.

  15. Melissa July 2, 2012 at 7:21 am - Reply

    My goal this week is to get my niece’s birthday presents done! Thanks for the challenge Amy!

  16. karen peachey July 2, 2012 at 7:36 am - Reply

    I want to sew the great water bottle holder as part of the zakka sew along! Thanks for the challenge!

  17. Sheila July 2, 2012 at 7:39 am - Reply

    I have one row of my Ferris Wheel EPP to do and then sew the rows together, I shall make that my one week challenge.

  18. Lisa Marie July 2, 2012 at 7:40 am - Reply

    I have a stack of batiks that I plan to piece into a quilt top using the Crazy Nine Patch Lattice Quilt and Block Tutorial from oh Fransson!

  19. sherry July 2, 2012 at 7:45 am - Reply

    this week i would like to get my quilt top blocked, that back sewed and then sandwich the quilt…ready for quilting….maybe even get the quilt under the machine and start

  20. Betty July 2, 2012 at 7:48 am - Reply

    I would love to layout my ugly fabric challenge blocks and at least sew the rows. When I lay out blocks I seem to fuss with them a lot before I find an arrangement I like.
    bgk44 @

  21. M-R @ Quilt Matters July 2, 2012 at 7:50 am - Reply

    I’m in! I want to make the backing for my Hudson’s Bay point blanket quilt this week.

  22. Michelle @ needle and nest July 2, 2012 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Last night I started a small purse for my family trip to Disneyland next week (so it must be done by Saturday!). Great challenge! :)

  23. Kate July 2, 2012 at 8:24 am - Reply

    I would like to finish piecing my bow ties quilt. Should be easy to finish!

  24. Hallie July 2, 2012 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I’m hoping to finish a patriotic table runner that I started 2 years ago. Time flys, maybe it was 3 years ago, hmmm.

  25. Julie July 2, 2012 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Finish the 28 pinwheel blocks for my mom’s quilt. I started it last night and can’t wait to move onto the sewing step.

  26. Laura July 2, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    My goal is to get my kite tails quilt top finished and ready to quilt. Thanks!

  27. Pat July 2, 2012 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Two goals really – the first one is to finish a toddler quilt I began earlier this year; the second is to finalize a pattern decision and begin cutting another quilt destined for under a grandson’s Christmas tree.

  28. Robin July 2, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Motivation is a good thing! I feel so overwhelmed with options lately, I am paralyzed by indecision. I think my goal for the week is going to be catching up on my Harrington & Hannah BOM– I’ve got May and June blocks to do. Woo!

  29. Melissa July 2, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    I need motivation, too! This is great! I am working on a wedding gift for friends who are coming to visit on the 17th my goal is to have the quilt put together and basted (if not quilted… Stretch goal!) in the next week. Thanks for the motivation!

  30. Jill July 2, 2012 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I’d like to get at least half way through the hand quilting on my queen sized quilt. Right now I’m at 2 of 16 blocks, I’d love to be at 8 next week! Thanks for the push, I love the one week challenges.

  31. Rachel B. July 2, 2012 at 9:29 am - Reply

    I have a quilt top I’d like to quilt this week. I’ve been calling it the “Just Wing It” quilt since that’s the main fabric I used. Thanks for the motivation.

  32. Samantha July 2, 2012 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Good morning! Sounds fun. This is my first time trying this so lets see how it works. I would LOVE to finish my Tova shirt. :)

    I look forward to seeing what others get done.

  33. Deonn July 2, 2012 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Thanks for the challenge and motivation, Amy! One thing I want to finish is a fun runner with a new technique I’m trying out, then I’ll be able to write up the instructions for the pattern. Wish me luck

  34. Kathie July 2, 2012 at 10:59 am - Reply

    I want to finish two little boy shirts and start a third this week.

  35. Jennie T. July 2, 2012 at 11:23 am - Reply

    I have a stack of fat quarters that needs to be pressed and cut into triangles. That’s all I’m shooting for this week, as most of the week is going to be spent at my parents’ house and they frown on me bringing my projects with me!

  36. Lisa July 2, 2012 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I hope to quilt and bind a baby quilt that I just finished piecing. This is a great challenge, kind of like Weight Watchers, keeps you honest! Haha.

  37. Barbara July 2, 2012 at 11:42 am - Reply

    I’ll go with finishing up the June stitchery for the Promises & Borders BOM.

  38. Leesa Gentry July 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    My goal for this week is to piece the top to the tree skirt quilt that I am making for my son and daughter inlaw. Finished there drapes last week it was a nightmare but complete.

  39. Annette July 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    My goal this week is to machine sew the binding on my daughter’s college quilt so I can then take my sewing machine in for a tune-up!

  40. Caryn July 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    I have 48 granny square blocks for swap that just need background squares added. My goal is to get those done and sent out.

  41. Beth July 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    I would love to get my BIL’s t-shirt quilt top done. He will be in town in less than 3 weeks…yikes! Thanks for the push, Amy. Smiles~Beth

  42. Kelsey July 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    I HAVE to finish my pillow for round 8 of The Pillow Talk Swap – 7/6 is the mailing deadline!!

  43. Patricia L. July 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    I want get the quilt on my longarm finished.

  44. Lori July 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    I would really like to get a baby quilt top pieced this week!

  45. Julia in Mississippi July 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    My goal is to get the gold ribbon appliqued’ around the ribbon segments on “Liking Libby.”

  46. Barb@witsend July 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    I just finished the backing for a quilt. My challenge is to put the quilt on my new frame and quilt it, just go for it! No more practicing, quilt on a real quilt. No stress here :0

  47. Kirsten July 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    I have only made 3 out of the 9 blocks for my Swoon quilt and I would really like to try and sew up another block (or two) because then I am {almost} halfway!

  48. Amy in UK July 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I would like to get one (or maybe two) purses done by the 11th July so I can enter the Pursepalooza over on Sew Sweetness… That is my goal :)

  49. HopeTN July 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    This is just the kind of challenge I need! I plan to have the two cushion covers I just started, finished, including all the hand stitching.

  50. Anne-Marie Binet July 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    My goal for this week is to finish piecing 4 placemats I am making for my MILs 87th birthday (Yes, you have read correct… mother-in-laws!! My husband’s mother has a twin sister and they really come as a pair! Two for the price of one!)

  51. TracyB July 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    My goal this week is to finish a baby quilt. It needs to be quilted and bound by Friday so I can show it at my guild meeting and then I can deliver it. Thanks for the motivation!

  52. Ellie Q July 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Hoping to finish a patriotic wall quilt/door quilt/not sure what it’s going to be. In the ideal world, I’d finish it in time to hang on Wednesday… ha ha! :)

  53. Colleen July 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Goal…mmm…Bind two S.C.A.N. (Stop Child Abuse Now) quilts for next Tuesday’s MQG meeting. A bonus would be to paint the barn quilt for Dad’s birthday.

  54. Johanna July 2, 2012 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    I have a bag that I still haven’t made. Somehow, I keep changing my mind on one of the fabrics. My goal is to FINALLY just make it.

  55. kelly July 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    I’ll be finishing up a pillow for the Pillow Talk Swap Round 8… and hopefully motivating that boy I married to move my longarm over to the new house! :)

  56. Mary Van Speybroeck July 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Count me in! I want to quilt a sun bonnet sue quilt I finished piecing for a friend. It’s for her granddaughter. I’m calling it a quilt for Kelsey. Course, I want to finish quilting some more quilts, but I’m going to focus on this ONE! thanks for the challenge!

  57. Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy July 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    I would love to finish a couple pot holders, I am working on!

  58. Janet Autrey July 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    I would like to finish the quilt top I started at my class last Saturday.

  59. Katie July 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    I have been stalled on a quilt using drunkard’s path blocks because of the trimming. My goal is to get all blocks trimmed this week.

    Thanks for the motivation!

  60. hafza July 3, 2012 at 1:26 am - Reply

    I am working on my new quilt drawstring bag pattern. My goal is to have it finish by this week. Thanks for the motivation!

  61. Debbie-Esch House Quilts July 3, 2012 at 5:34 am - Reply

    My goal is to finish a pillow for the Modern Quilted Pillow Swap. Thanks, Amy!

  62. Becky July 3, 2012 at 7:53 am - Reply

    I really need this – I need to catch up on my June BOM and finish my 2 Skill Builder blocks.

  63. Jen M July 3, 2012 at 10:42 am - Reply

    My “to finish” is the doll dress that has been sitting on my sewing table for 2 months…

  64. Jenelle July 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    I’m going to finish a pillow case I am making for a friend’s charity. It’s been on my list for a bit now, so it’s time to finish it! Thanks for the motivation. :)

  65. Lora July 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    I attention has been diverted for the last month and I need to get motivated again. I think if I can get my studio straightened up and organized, I can get to finishing a few projects. First on the list is to put together some IKEA furniture for my studio, second is to bind a twister quilt, third is to work on my block for the Quilt Con challenge. This list should keep me busy for a while.

  66. Allison July 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    I would like to finish a skirt for myself that I started last fall!

  67. louise July 3, 2012 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    I’m making my son a shirt!! Hopefuly it will be done for tomorrow!!

  68. Megan July 5, 2012 at 6:15 am - Reply

    I need to finish up the swap blocks for our guild’s block swap this coming Sunday. I’m 1/3rd of the way there!

  69. Mickey Kelly White July 6, 2012 at 6:58 am - Reply

    my goal is to get back to sewing ; I’m on my 5th week of no interest in it ! I’m even late for posting because I missed it again ! yikes !!!

  70. Jay July 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Okay, I am going to try this! “one challenge, one week”…not necessarily FINISHED work, right?…just do something!!!!!
    I am continuing work on my queen-size quilt for our bed.

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