One Thing, One Week Challenge :: 16

Happy Labor Day to my Stateside friends! Even with the holiday, I thought a challenge was in order!

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 finally sew these blocks into a quilt top!

These blocks have been patiently waiting since May, and must be a quilt top…this week!


If you meet your goal, you will be entered to win a copy of  The Rose of Sharon Block Book.

This book is full of beautiful applique blocks, and instructions for the novice to experienced quilter.  I love how simple geometric shapes can be transformed into stunning blocks – definitely a book to check out if you haven’t yet!


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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 |2017-02-06T09:18:21-06:00September 3rd, 2012|Challenge Week|38 Comments


  1. Anita September 3, 2012 at 5:10 am - Reply

    My challenge is to finish the top of my second Halloween quilt, the beginning of the quilt top is shown on my blog.

  2. DRu September 3, 2012 at 5:47 am - Reply

    My goal – which has to happen today due to big teaching week – is to get one quilt top pinned and maybe start quilting it! Have a bunch of tops to finish!

  3. Gabriela September 3, 2012 at 6:12 am - Reply

    My goal is to complete an apron! thanks for the motivation :)

  4. Betty September 3, 2012 at 7:25 am - Reply

    My goal is to finish 2 (possibly) 3 pin cushions. I need one for a birthday gift, the others to have on hand.

  5. Jan September 3, 2012 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Binding on my Waffle!!! Been quilted for months and in a pile!!!!!

  6. Deonn September 3, 2012 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Just one thing,hmmm. Finish my dresden plate and link up with the challenge by the 6th! Will I make it? Hopefully!

  7. Beth September 3, 2012 at 7:56 am - Reply

    My one thing is to find my sewing kit in all the boxes we still need to unpack. Moving is t-o-u-g-h!

  8. Pat September 3, 2012 at 8:05 am - Reply

    My resolution for the year was to make a bed sized quilt for each of our six grandchildren for Christmas. My “one thing” is to complete piecing the top for number 6, so I can get on with layering and FMQ’ing the last three beginning next week!

  9. Sonia B September 3, 2012 at 8:13 am - Reply

    I will finish quilting my string-x quilt. I so desperately need my pins for another quilt. Thanks for the motivation.

  10. Cindy Sharp September 3, 2012 at 8:21 am - Reply

    I love your blocks….how big are they?

  11. Michelle @ needle and nest September 3, 2012 at 8:44 am - Reply

    This week I really want to finish the quilting on my brother’s wedding quilt, so I can move on to the binding. Crossing my fingers that I get it done! :)

  12. Melissa September 3, 2012 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Thanks Amy, I may need some extra motivation this week! I have a fall/halloween apron in mind….I’d like to get it worked on this week. Any work, even just a little, will make me happy :)

  13. Karen September 3, 2012 at 8:59 am - Reply

    I have a oilcloth beach bag I need to finish. Despite the fact that it won’t get used as a beach bag, I don’t want the rolls of oilcloth in my way all winter.

  14. Rebecca September 3, 2012 at 10:20 am - Reply

    My goal this week is to get two of my completed quilt tops pin basted and ready to quilt.

  15. Julia in Mississippi September 3, 2012 at 10:53 am - Reply

    My goal this week is to finish the intricate paper piecing for the 12 four-patch blocks for my “Jacob’s Ladder” quilt.

  16. Ann Marie September 3, 2012 at 10:58 am - Reply

    My one thing doesn’t have anything to do with sewing, unfortunately. But my goal is to have the entire other house hopped, knocked down, primed and painted before the weekend. This is something I will get done, I am determined!!!!!

  17. Elizabeth Johnson September 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I will start small, finish my husband’s hat! Thank you

  18. Sarah Craig September 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    My goal this week is to get at least one pattern written up for our quilt ministry manual, along with the kitting instructions for that pattern. Hopefully I can get more than one done!

  19. Erin September 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the inspiration, Amy! Love it.
    My goal this week is to start my Brown Bear Eye-Spy quilts!

  20. Marci Girl September 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    I am setting a HUGE goal to piece together a quilt I’m working on…all cut out, just needs to be stitched together!

  21. Dree September 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    My goal this week is to turn my 4th grader’s ripped-knee school uniform pants (always the right knee) into school uniform shorts. There are at least 3 pair–I need to check his drawer for more.

    I would much rather be quilting, but this is what needs to be done! It has been so hot, he actually wore the 1 pair of shorts he has, and discovered he liked them. (Just like his mother said he would!)

  22. Kate Brown September 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    My goal this week is to finish my froggy quilt. It needs to be quilted and bound.

  23. Melinda September 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    My goal is to cut my fabrics for my mini quilt! I cannot get this out of my head…

  24. Jenny September 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    My goal is to cut and piece the secret christmas challenge my neighbors and I are doing. but, firstly to decide what I’m making.

  25. Nita September 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Perfect timing. I know, you’ve probably been doing the one thing a week all year, but I’m just now paying attention. A few years (yes, years, not months) my new quilting group was making the Eleanor Burns’ Underground Railroad Sampler Quilt. I bought the book, and the fabric, and stopped. A friend and I recently agreed that if I finished a block a week, by the end of the year I’d have the blocks for the quilt top and then I could have the quilt in our local show. So this week I’ll make a block for that quilt, I also will finish my grandson’s quilt, and make an apron. I can do this. Thanks.

  26. Laurie September 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    I will get 1 quilt top quilted, a charity top.

  27. Heather Fender September 4, 2012 at 8:07 am - Reply

    My goal for this week is to make one of my quilt tops for a lap quilt I’m making my mother for Christmas. I have no motivation to do it yet so I think this challenge will help out

  28. shannon c. September 4, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    My goal for this week is to get the bones attached (fused and sewn) to my Seymour quilt!

  29. Connie Fowler September 4, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    My goal this week is to complete the top for the Christmas in July QAL – I DID get all the blocks done this past weekend, so I am in good shape…

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  31. Mary Ann September 4, 2012 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Today I cut out the fabric for a quilt I will be sewing together at a retreat I am going to this weekend so that is my goal is to get that top done. I am also taking along a couple of other projects so I will see how far I get with those. Enjoying your blog.

  32. Krysta September 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    My goal is to finish 4 Christmas stockings, so I can finally move on to something else! They are all very close to being finished, but my time has been short lately!

  33. Becky September 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    My goal is to actually start the Grooves quilt. I’ve had the fabric for a while now – I’ve planned it all out, but for some reason I keep putting it off. Enough! :)

  34. Valerie Wagner September 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    My goal is to make/attach the binding on my 2008 UFO – Strippy Rococo quilt top which I finally got quilted last week.

  35. Jacquelin September 6, 2012 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Mi reto esta semana es terminar de dibujar y recortar las 251 piezas muy pequeñas para un neceser japones.

  36. Mickey White September 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Hello ; and thanks again for doing this ! My goal is to get some blocks done for some charity quilts and get them sent out to the lady that is collecting them !
    thanks for the motivation , Amy !

  37. Jacquelin September 7, 2012 at 10:19 am - Reply

    ¡Objetivo cumplido! Ahora toca coser.
    Un saludo.

  38. Mrs A September 10, 2012 at 12:12 am - Reply

    I am starting a new quilt inspired by the Gees Bend quilters :0

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