One Thing, One Week Challenge :: 4

Posted on October 18th, by Amy in Challenge Week. 81 comments

Hi Friends!  Are you ready for Blogger’s Quilt Festival?  I’m getting there, and almost didn’t host the challenge this month, but realized it was great timing!

So what will you challenge yourself with this week?

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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 cut into my Sweet Divinity fabrics, and get ready for BQF!


For those of you that meet your goal you will be entered to win, Fandango scraps!

I have made, not one, but two quilts with this fat quarter bundle!  Surprisingly, there’s lots left – I just need to move on.  A bunch haven’t been opened yet, another set is just missing 2″, and then there’s some little bits.

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Motivate your friends too!

Have a productive week~


81 thoughts on “One Thing, One Week Challenge :: 4

  1. 1
    Kelsey Rose says:

    I bought this Robert Kaufman Halloween fabric by SEI from Eerie Alley :

    This week I need to finalize what I’m going to make with it and at least finish the cutting for it.

  2. 2
    Katie says:

    Count me in again for this round! Those Fandango prints sucked me right in. My goal is to get the applique pieces of the baby quilt I started working ont his weekend sewn down. Though there aren’t many (4 doggies in all, one already done), I know if I don’t have a deadline, it will get set aside and I’ll end up in panic mode a week before the baby is due. Thanks for hosting the challenge and the chance to win some fantastic goodies.

  3. 3
    Ann says:

    My goal this week is to finish the quilting on a small Christmas quilt that I have been working on for about 2 months and to get it binded.Good Luck to everyone!!!!

  4. 4
    Mary Ann says:

    My goal is to finish the binding on a Fall/Halloween quilt. Its sewn onto the quilt, now I just need to spend a couple of evenings watching HGTV and get it done.

  5. 5

    Oh, it was a hard decision on what one thing to focus on this week. I think I am going to go with cutting and attaching the appliqué to my Project Modern quilt. Thank you so much for doing the Challenge, it is so helpful! And the chance to win some Fandango is just icing on the cake! I love those prints!

  6. 6
    Emma says:

    I would love to finish quilting my grandfather’s quilt! I’m 2/3 done with the quilting, so it might actually be possible to get it done!

  7. 7
    Suzanne says:

    I have to complete and mail a self portrait block for my virtual quilt bee. I’m already late and I really can’t stand that about myself. I’m committed to doing one part every day and a Friday deadline is an extra incentive. Thanks!

  8. 8
    Sally says:

    I have a monster quilt (oversized Queen-ish) still staring at me waiting to be finished. I don’t know if I can finish quilting it this week but I’m sure going to try – I put it down all summer ’cause it was too horrible heaving all that bulk about in the warm months. Wish me luck!

  9. 9
    Sarah Craig says:

    Among all the quilty things I need to do this week, there is a little t-shirt I need to applique a turkey on for a friend of mine- so that’s my one thing to finish for this week!! Thanks for such a great motivation!

  10. 10
    Jennifer says:

    I need to finish a simple baby quilt before the shower–it’s pieced, and I’ve cut the batting and back–just needs to be straight-line quilted and bound. I can do it!

  11. 11

    Count me in! I’m going to finish a quilt that I’m making for my mom for Christmas (2.5 months ahead of time!!…hopefully :)

  12. 12
    Cecily says:

    My goal this week is to make some some serious progress on my Blogger’s Quilt Festival entry! I need to finish the top and get the quilt sandwich together (at least!) by next Monday. Just need to make it happen.

  13. 13
    LT says:

    My goal this week is to baste and start straight-line quilting my first full-sized quilt.

  14. 14
    wading moose says:

    This week I’m actually going to applique the dandelions on my Dandelion Wishes quilt. AND get the third border on my scrappy nine patch quilt.

  15. 15
    Jenni says:

    I’ll join in! I need to get a quilt put together for my sister. She is 1000 miles away and going through radiation therapy for a tumor in her stomach. I want to send her a quilted hug. I have the blocks pieced, just need to finish cutting the setting blocks and put it together. So this week I would just like to get the top all put together. I’m sure I can.

  16. 16
    Terriaw says:

    Those Sweet Divinity fabrics are gorgeous! I haven’t seen that collection yet, so I have a feeling I might be shopping this weekend. Gorgeous Fandango scraps too! Aren’t scraps fun to trade with sewing friends? I would love to finish making my new messenger bag to carry for school, so I think that will be my challenge for this week.

  17. 17
    Mama Mel says:

    I think I can probably finish a quilt back and hopefully baste a quilt this week. Still on vacation till Wednesday, but Thursday thru Sunday will be my catch up days. :)

  18. 18
    Melinda says:

    My goal is to finish my nephew’s Halloween costume that has been driving me nuts for weeks now. I just need to buckle down and solve the problems!

  19. 19
    Emily says:

    Every One thing one week challenge seems to be about my neice’s quilt! (last time I actually quilted it). Now it’s time to sew that binding on (but not hand sew since my other neice has to help with that). I’ve been resisting it all week. Also I am going to challenge myself to make myself a sewing machine cover… it’s so hard to make something specifically for yourself… I always overthink it.

  20. 20
    Meagan says:

    My goal for this week is to make a nice luggage tag, for my son’s band instrument. That probably sounds a bit silly, but I found some great fabric that I want to use. And I want a nice fold-over type tag so people can’t read his name just in passing.

    ~ Meagan

  21. 21
    Tove says:

    My challenge is to finish up my place mats, and the baby quilt I have started.

  22. 22
    Annette says:

    I should really get in on this! My son is the only kid in his Kindergarten class who takes his lunches in a plastic grocery bag, because I have had such good intentions to make him a lunch bag…the fabric has been picked out for a long time already!

  23. 23
    Tove says:

    My challenge is to finsih up the hand stitching on the placemats I have started and finish up the baby quilt I started last week.

  24. 24
    Kelly says:

    I have two quilt tops done. My goal for this week is to finish the for our guestroom. I bought a new duvet cover & sheets. But I need this quilt to make the bed complete!

  25. 25
    Sue says:

    My goal is to do the binding on my halloween quilt. At least that way I’ll be able to have it our for one week before halloween.

  26. 26
    Cathy A says:

    I need to pick a pattern and fabric and make a bag of some sort. I’ve had trouble w/bags in the past. A mental roadblock so I need this challenge to motivate me! Thanks!!

  27. 27
    Becky says:

    I am determined to quilt something Halloweeny this week.

  28. 28
    Mickey Harleywife says:

    Amy ,I love both fabric collections !!! This week I need to make a double fleece blanket , and then start a quilt top for my sister’s Christmas gift . I’ve been away for almost 3 weeks and need to get back into sewing ! Your challenge is PERFECTLY timed for me !! thank you !

  29. 29
    Robin says:

    My goal for this week is to finish making Halloween costumes for my boys. I was motivated before, but now I’m REALLY motivated! Thanks, Amy! :)

  30. 30

    In the midst of the crazy show preparation, I was struck with an idea for a new type of art quilt…I would LOVE to begin a new series of 3-d work this week, maybe this will motivate me to get one done! Whee!

  31. 31
    Natalia says:

    My goal! To be caught up on everything! LOL!

  32. 32

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  33. 33
    Betty says:

    My goal for this challenge is to sandwich and baste my flannel D9P quilt. I finally finished the top this last week after the pieces being on the burner for 7 to 8 months.

  34. 34
    Sandy N.- says:

    Okay, I’m in again. I need to get a baby quilt bound and get my “Sparkling Cider” blocks sewn together to finish my top. Thanks once again for the much needed push. Love those Fandango fabrics.=)

  35. 35
    Jill says:

    My goal this week is to finish up the birthday projects for the fall season. That includes a mini for my son, another for my daughter-in-law, a cutting mat bag for my other son and one for my niece. Sounds like a lot but all are partially done, so I think it is doable. At least I hope!

  36. 36
    Karin says:

    My goal for the week is to cut my scraps into 2” and 2 1/2” strips and get them organized!

  37. 37
    Teresa says:

    Okay…I’m in! ;) I have a charity quilt that I am trying to finish by the 30th to enter into the Joanns Craft for a Cause Contest. I’m cutting it pretty close, so this might just be the motivation I need. :) So I don’t expect that I’ll have it completely finished by Monday, but I need to at least have the top finished and ready to baste, quilt and bind. Hopefully I’ll get farther. ;)


  38. 38
    Heather says:

    I wasn’t going to participate this week because I’m going to be out of town for a few days but I can’t resist that Fandango fabric! So my goal for this week is going to be a project that I can take with me… I would like to make a lot of progress on cross stitch project that I started a couple of weeks ago and since I’ll be in a “big city” I’m going to shop for supplies to finish up some things on my list!

  39. 39
    Deana says:

    Since I set weekly quilting goals anyway, why not participate?

    My goal this week is to quilt my mother’s “Hexagons in Rotation” quilt. It is a queen-sized project that we started at a little retreat back in June. I’ve had it THAT LONG. It is also one of my personal designs. I’ll be quilting it on my home machine – Bernina.

  40. 40
    Kera U says:

    My goal this week is to make my daughter’s halloween costume! I have had everything ready for several weeks! Your generous giveaway is the motivation I need!

  41. 41
    Teresa says:

    Hi Amy. Just wanted to let you know that I just put the button on my blog, and for some reason the HTML for the button on this post didn’t work…but when I used the one on the sidebar, it worked fine. Just wanted to let you know. ;)


  42. 42
    jan says:

    I plan to do the binding on a quilt–my favorite part!

  43. 43
    Sarah Craig says:

    Oops, Amy, I need to change my one-thing – I just found out that the ministry quilt on my to-do list for the week has turned into an urgent matter, so it’s jumping ahead of the turkey t-shirt! Thanks!

  44. 44
    Crystal says:

    Okay I am going to try and get this done!! I have so many things that I need to do and this will help me I think!

  45. 45
    Sara says:

    I am trying to finish the quilting on the Lucy Goosey 3D quilt for my MIL this week and MAYBE get to the binding.

  46. 46

    Last time I participated, I was a little overly ambitious! This week all I want to do is bind 2 quilts that have been sitting around just waiting to be finished. Hopefully I can get both of them done!

  47. 47
    Christine says:

    My goal this week is to finish my Halloween wall hanging. It would be nice if it was done before Halloween.

  48. 48
    Michelle says:

    I am going to make something for my guild’s quilt auction. I just don’t know what yet.

  49. 49
    Rachel B. says:

    I challenge myself with 2 things. First is a holiday quilt top that will be a lap quilt for me to keep. The second is a baby boy quilt top for my etsy shop. Thanks for the motivation Amy.

  50. 50

    I have seven blocks to finish for DHs crazy quilt (made from his old clothes). Then I will have 30 and he will get to lay the blocks out the way he wants them sewn together. This challenge comes at the perfect time because I was going to do this anyway.

  51. 51
    Dree says:

    My goal for the week is to design and sew a potluck-dish carrier. I plan to make it into a pattern for etsy–once I get it perfected. Step one is to actually do one!

  52. 52
    Jill says:

    Yeah for motivation! My goal is to get the custom quilt I’m working on in the frame–so pieced, appliqued, and sandwiched…must get busy!

  53. 53
    felicity says:

    My One Thing to accomplish this week is to make two challenge blocks for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild meeting this Thursday.

  54. 54
    Norma says:

    My challenge will be to start on a halloween runner that never got started last year. Never mind that Halloween is in like 2 weeks. I’m gonna get it done even if it’s don on Oct 31st!

  55. 55
    Janet says:

    For this week I am going to get the embroidery done on my toadstool pincushion. This should be something I can actually finish.

  56. 56

    I started a strip of the month many years ago. I have quite a bit of it done, but haven’t been able to finish it for one reason or another. So, this week, I want to finish the stips (or rows) and to sew all the strips together along with the sashing that goes between the strips.

  57. 57
    Lee Ann L. says:

    One goal I have it to at least finish cutting the coordinating fabric for my Mother’s Maxine quilt. I also hope to have the blocks at least arranged if not sewn together.

  58. 58
    Dusty says:

    My goal for this week is to get my kids’ Halloween costumes done. My deadline is Thursday before I go to bed since we’re leaving on Friday for camping and they trick or treat at the camp ground. Oy.

  59. 59
    Barb in MI says:

    Wohooo, just what I need: Amy kicking us/ me into gear. Thank you! My challenge will be to quilt and bind my Music Bloom top! So next Monday “Music Bloom” should be a finished top (minus label). Blogged about it here:
    Thank you once more! This accountability type challenge always works for me – even though this time I did put quite a stretch goal out there….

  60. 60
    Tanya says:

    I hope to finish quilting my blogger’s quilt festival quilt. I just basted it today, so things are looking good!

  61. 61
    WendyLou says:

    This week I plan to finish the binding on my Kaleidoscope quilt :)

  62. 62
    Marci Girl says:

    I am in! This week I will start and complete this Halloween kit that I bought from a great seller on etsy:

    I think this is a reasonable task to accomplish this week and I want them done before Halloween! Aren’t they cute!!!! I love them, and hope they turn out as great as the picture. Wish me luck!

  63. 63
    Lucy says:

    Count me in I need to finish this Christmas wall Hanging.


  64. 64
    Jenn says:

    I need to buy, cut, and sew snowball corners on the 64 HST I made. I have gotten stuck on my latest quilt – I have plenty of excuses too.

  65. 65
    delia says:

    I am going to finish quilting at least 6 of my quilt blocks. Here goes!

  66. 66
    Cheryl says:

    I’m making fabric grocery bags for Christmas presents this year. I’d like to get at least 2 done this week.

  67. 67
    Beth says:

    I can’t believe it is time for another challenge!! Thank goodness I always have a long list of things to do! My goal for this week is to make my nephew’s monster shirt (for his 8th birthday) and finally finish the binding on a baby quilt I have been working on (it’s about halfway done).

    Good luck to everyone!!!

  68. 68
    Colleen says:

    Count me in again! I need motivation to machine quilt a pin wheel table runner and two small baby quilts. Its not really a lot but I keep shuffling them around the studio. Ive added the button to my blog.

  69. 69
    Cammie says:

    What fun! I need to select and cut the fabric for my next baby gift quilt.

  70. 70

    My challenge this week is to figure out the pattern and cut out the jacket, hat and mittens for my granddaughter. It is going to be made out of fleece backed suede.

  71. 71
    Hazle says:

    What a great idea, Amy–a little motivation to get back into the sewing space is what I could do with right now! My goal for the week is to starch and cut into fabrics to make the ‘Paganini’ schnibble so I can join in with ‘Le Petit’ proposed by Sinta (pink pincushion) and Sherri (A quilting life)

  72. 72

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  73. 73
    shout4joy says:

    I plan to finish a baby quilt. The top sat unfinished for a few months and over the weekend (at a retreat) I finished the top and so my challenge is to finish the whole thing this week.

  74. 74
    Carla Louise says:

    I will be making a tutorial and posting it on my blog. I need to get this done and your challenge will inspire me to finish it!
    Thanks, Amy!
    carla louise

  75. 75
    Trudi says:

    I loaded a quilt onto my frame at least 2 weeks ago and it’s still sitting there, I’d love to get this DONE and move onto something else. Love Fandango, except it hasn’t arrived here yet!

  76. 76
    Amy says:

    I think my goal for the week will be a bunch of baby blankets :)

  77. 77
    Eleanor says:

    I want to finish sewing together my daughter’s quilt top.

  78. 78
    Jennwith4 says:

    I want to make a mug rug with fandango! Lol I’m using it making a candle mat and with the leftovers I want to make the mug rug. Some more fandango scraps are always welcome!

  79. 79
    Lindsay says:

    I am late, but I am in, I have a quilt on my design wall that I need to get sewn together. I would like to get the quilt top done this week!

  80. 80
    Amy Newbold says:

    My goal this week is to finish (2) baby blankets for my future niece

  81. 81
    Desi wilson says:

    Oh my gosh, I love the Fandango line of fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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