Finally a lazy day; with the kids back at school I spent time with my husband (we skived and went to the cinema!) and then I finished off this rainbow pincushion this afternoon.

The rainbow is part of my Whatever the Weather hand pieced mini quilt pattern, which I will be teaching at Stitch Gathering at myBearpaw in October. 

I have added borders and just finished some appliqué on them so I will be quilting the mini soon - I have a plan and a rough sketch of how I want to quilt it!

The pattern is a great stash buster and it was fun picking out fabric for the rainbow. I used Wonderfil Eleganza #8 perle thread for the hand quilting, it has a lovely sheen to it and was beautiful to work with.

I sewed some pom-pom trim to the short edges. I did this recently when I made my Liberty scraps pincushion and it adds a pretty flair. It also looks like little clouds framing the rainbow!

The pincushion back is the gorgeous Social Climber print by Anna Maria Horner, which really makes it double sided!

I enjoyed making 'just because' and I can totally see how pincushions are an addictive make!