A Q3 Goals list

I had two finishes for Q2, but you’ll have to wait for TGIFF next week (July 24) to see the bigger one. I’ll give you a hint – it’s a quilt 🙂

My other finish was this Side Hustle laptop bag from the Bag of the Month Club. I did previously share this on Instagram. The leather is real leather, bought at Len’s Mill Store on a whim, and it is sized down to fit my work laptop. I have enjoyed using it since returning to the office part-time (soon to be full-time).

I want to continue to have a shorter, more focused list. Of course it’s summer, so my sewing time is less and gardening time is more. But these are the ones I want to prioritize. The finish-a-long group is in suspension right now while we ride out this roller coaster, but I do like the idea of a quarterly check-in, so here is my list, including some things I would just be happy to progress.

1. Summer sampler quilt – quilting 3/4 done

2. Frolic quilt

3. Sewing machine pillow

4. Beach ball baby quilt #2 – piecing almost done

5. Applique quilt for my niece (top pieced by a friend, needs quilting)

6. Mandolin quilt (EPP) – sewing on the outside pieces to square it up, then needs to be quilted

Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation.


  1. Jannette Binder · ·

    That applique quilt is really pretty! Love the laptop bag too. Good luck on moving your other projects along!

    1. I don’t have much time to quilt right now, but I will have to find some so I can work on this list.


      On Thu., Jul. 16, 2020, 9:54 a.m. Lisa in Port Hope, wrote:


  2. Rebecca Grace · ·

    Your laptop bag is fabulous! I’m nervous to attempt a bag pattern at all, let alone leather. Love the tulip applique, too. It will be fun to see how you quilt it!

    1. It actually was in a “time-out” for a few months, but then it was a quick finish once I got back to it! Using the right needle and taking it slow is the trick for success with leather and vinyl.


      On Thu., Jul. 16, 2020, 5:54 p.m. Lisa in Port Hope, wrote:


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