For various reasons, my 'sew-jo' abandoned me in September 2014 and has still not fully returned. I have made several things (baby quilt and five brooches) in the past eight or nine months but only managed to complete TWO of the items on my Second Quarter Finish-Along list. Here is the link to my original Q2 to-do list!
I completed my Polar Bear cushion (paper pieced pattern by Quiet Play) and I am thrilled with it! I tested this pattern and the block sat for the longest time so I am pleased it is no longer an orphan! And now I appear to be ready for Christmas - win win!
My other finish was a Sew Together Bag for Nathalie. We did a 'talent/skill swap' - she made me the most gorgeous hand knit socks and I was to make her the Sew Together Bag. However, I had made one before and swore to NEVER make another.... which could be why it took me a year and three months to complete! But I gifted it full of things for Nathalie to enjoy. I am pretty pleased at how it turned out - so much so that I may even make a third one in the future....
Nat's favourite colour is teal/aqua (also one of my favourites too!!) so I enjoyed picking the fabrics for it - and the zippers too! And of course I sewed one of the THIS TOOK FOREVER tags inside -- because it was the truth!
I am all linked up to the 2015 Q2 Finishes linky party.