One Thing, One Week Challenge :: 15

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 to catch up and ship off bee blocks for the ladies in The Bees Knees, quilting bee.

I’m three months behind; but not for much longer!


For those of you that meet your goal, you will be entered to win a copy of 100 Pretty Little Projects : This book from Lark Books is FULL of fun projects, great projects, with simple instructions that would be fun to do with the kids, or give as gifts for the holidays. 
 If you haven’t check it out yet, you should! 100 Pretty Little Projects is a great addition to your library.

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Have a productive week~



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By |2019-05-29T10:33:24-06:00August 6th, 2012|Challenge Week|42 Comments


  1. Francine Taylor August 6, 2012 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I want to finish my bee and swap blocks this week! Thanks for the motivation!

  2. Tricia August 6, 2012 at 1:55 am - Reply

    I want to get my Tetris QAL blocks caught up.

  3. Anita August 6, 2012 at 2:22 am - Reply

    My goal is to assemble the top of my first Halloween quilt. This is a charity project.Most of the blocks are completed, and it seems like a reasonable goal to put everything together by the end of the week. The progress can be followed on my blog.

  4. charlotte maxwell August 6, 2012 at 4:32 am - Reply

    I am on vacation this week, a staycation if you will. I am planning some major sewing. Probably too ambitious, but I have lots to do. For this challenge, I am going to quilt a baby quilt and a Bee quilt this week. I really need these two to get done. There are two more waiting in the wings for quilting.

  5. Beulah August 6, 2012 at 4:52 am - Reply

    I am planning to complete the hand quilting of my Vanishing 9 Patch Quilt….I think I can, I think I can, I think I can……………….

  6. Frauke August 6, 2012 at 5:26 am - Reply

    Thanks for this challenge – the timing is perfect ;-)) I want to finish the back for my otter quilt – it’s almost done, it sits on my design wall and so I can’t work on anything else !!! So – this week, I’m going to finish it !!

  7. beth lehman August 6, 2012 at 5:46 am - Reply

    i’m without my kids for the week, although i start work wed. i’m working on a patchwork cover for our ottoman!

  8. Kate August 6, 2012 at 5:56 am - Reply

    I’d like to finish quilting my argyle quilt AND get another quilt basted.

  9. Jill August 6, 2012 at 6:55 am - Reply

    I want to finish the hand quilting on my historical quilt so I can get my commissioned quilt in the frame! Thanks for the added motivation. Love these challenges.

  10. Ellie Q August 6, 2012 at 7:20 am - Reply

    I want/need to finish my sister’s baby shower gift: a boppy cover and hooter hider. The shower is Thursday, so my timeframe is slightly shorter, and my goal is NOT to be working on it into the wee hours of the morning Thursday!

  11. Snoodles August 6, 2012 at 7:27 am - Reply

    I’m going to try to finish the sampler I’m making for my hubby…it commemorates his dad’s service in WWII.

  12. Beth August 6, 2012 at 7:47 am - Reply

    I have SO many WIPs that it’s hard to choose which to work on. I would really love to get my oldest son’s quilt top pieced together. Thanks for the motivation, Amy. I hope you had a lovely weekend. Smiles~Beth

  13. Quiet Quilter August 6, 2012 at 7:47 am - Reply

    I am hoping to finish cutting 140 5″ squares for a Christmas Tree Skirt. I would love to say that I have sewn them together also, but will be satisfied with the finished squares…

  14. LC August 6, 2012 at 7:59 am - Reply

    I’m working on the Up a Notch quilt from Fresh Lemons right now. I’ve got all of the subunits of the blocks pieced and pressed, and my goal is to get the top all stitched up this week, and add a border. It’s for my mom, and I’m going to visit her in September, so I need to get this sucker done before my trip!

  15. Michelle @ needle and nest August 6, 2012 at 8:00 am - Reply

    I want to finish the armrest pin cushion I’m working on for my mom. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  16. Lisa Marie August 6, 2012 at 8:03 am - Reply

    I have some fabrics with daisies on them that have been in my stash for years. I never could figure out what to do with them. Now I have finally chosen a pattern and other fabrics to go with the floral prints. So this week my goal is to piece the blocks for a lap quilt and finally use these fabrics.

  17. Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts August 6, 2012 at 8:30 am - Reply

    I’d like to finish the blocks from Japan and get the top together. Thanks for the motivation.

  18. amanda@donttellquilts August 6, 2012 at 8:47 am - Reply

    My goal is to finish handquilting the quilt I’m making for my mom. It would be nice to have just the binding left to do when school starts.

  19. Barbara August 6, 2012 at 9:41 am - Reply

    I’m going to finish binding the Home is Where the Heart Is quilt and then get a good picture of it for my blog.

  20. Carolyn @ Sweetboaterchick August 6, 2012 at 9:41 am - Reply

    I need to start digging into the horse show ribbons my cousin sent me to make her a wall hanging with. I need to look at the colors and come up with the design.

  21. Lori August 6, 2012 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I’d like to get the hand quilting finished on the wall hanging I’ve been working on forever, I am “this” close! And I’d like to get my huge Honeycomb Hexie quilt basted. We’ll see how many other things interrupt me!

  22. Patricia L. August 6, 2012 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I have a quilt I need to get loaded on the longarm and done.

  23. Colleen August 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    I want to get at least 1/2 of my Star Trek blocks sashed.

  24. Lori August 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    I would love to get my LouLouThi quilt top pieced!

  25. Melinda August 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    I ditched a lot of blocks from an old UFO and have sewed it into an almost complete top. I’d like to add the borders and ideally start (if not finish) the quilting on it in the next week!

  26. Becky August 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I would love to finish my Skill Builder quilt. The binding just needs to be sewn on.

  27. Anne August 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    After a struggle at the beginning, I want to finish the quilting of my Tradewinds tablecloth quilt.

  28. Marci Girl August 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    I just started a simple patchwork tablecloth for our table, so I am going to aim to finish it! Wish me luck!

  29. Sarah N August 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I have a small handbag to make. I have the fabric, need to buy interfacing, thread and some other little bits tomorrow and then I should be able to start! I’ve only made simple totes until now, maybe I’ll go wild and try adding a zip!

  30. Kate Brown August 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    I need to quilt the top of my grandsons quilt . He will be arriving on Saturday and is so looking foward to this quilt. He is 7 and picked out the pattern and the colors. I am a beginner at free motion and have just kept ripping it out :( My goal is to get it done!!

  31. Dree August 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    I took an Elizabeth Hartman class last weekend, and I want to finish up my owl eyes mini quilt!

  32. Caryn August 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I have a pile of basted hexies ready to sew into flowers for my grandmother’s garden quilt. Getting that done is my one thing, but I also want to try out different yellow fabrics for centers and get closer to making a final decision on that. Thanks for the motivation!

  33. Dresden Quilter August 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    I would like to have my Chopstick blocks sewn together.

  34. Liz August 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    I want to finish my giant granny squares and attach them together! There are only 4 of them to make up a baby quilt, so it should be manageable :)

  35. Kirsten August 6, 2012 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    I would like to finish quilting and binding my sewing machine cover.

  36. louise August 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    OK, I’m going to try again! I completed my goal last time, but forgot to post it! this week, I have to make a doll from a kids drawing!!!

  37. Nat @ Made in Home August 7, 2012 at 6:11 am - Reply

    I would like to get my ‘holiday essentials’ ready (ie passport wallet, make up pouch and beach bag) – if I get one of them finished that will be brilliant!

  38. Elise Shaw August 7, 2012 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Need to finish my placemats and napkins for wedding present! The wedding was two weeks ago! Lol

  39. Jen August 8, 2012 at 7:28 am - Reply

    I need to finish up my bee blocks and catch up on quilt along blocks; I have at least 4 to do.

  40. Jay August 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I hope to finish my art quilt for our guild show…I ended up doing a lot of ripping/picking out thread and redoing the stitching….came up with a better idea to create the thread painting and, although it is taking me twice as long, I am much happier with the results!!

  41. Kelsey August 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    I’ve got to finish my stash bee blocks from July! My machine broke and then I went on vacation and I feel so bad for being so late!

  42. Mickey White August 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    I’d like to make my goal to finish my scrap quilt challenge quilt top ; but I’ll make it more realistic and make my challenge to WORK ON IT !!!!! ( and then if I finish , I will have outdone myself ! ) I did some work today on refinishing a dresser so that distracted me from sewing .

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