A few years ago, when we were skiing in Steamboat, we had a real hunk of a skiing instructor who was ex Navy Seals and had the sexiest, gravelly Texan drawl you could imagine. His favourite saying was "It's good to have a plan" . My friend Jenn and I were happy to go along with anything he said!
Anyway, back to the plan. I have plan. It's different to the one I had a couple of days ago (I was going to take my quilty stitches cross stitch with me on holiday), but it's a good one!
A couple of months ago I signed up to the Rainbow Charm swap organised by Cindy and Irini. I had almost forgotten about it, but the other day a colourful little package arrived full of pretty charm squares.
So what to do with them? I wanted a specific project that I could use them on, and I also needed a project for my forthcoming travels, and a plan was forming in my little mind.
I've always wanted to make this quilt from Tacha Bruecher's book Hexa go-go
I also received a lovely "extra " gift of some hexie templates from Tina (@mrsrosey90) in the Little Quilts Swap.
Bingo! x + y = z. I have a plan!
It won't be exactly the same as Tascha's pattern -the diamonds will be smaller, in each of the rainbow colours, sashed with a low volume/textie print. So now I'm busily cutting 2 1/2" squares and basting them before we go off on holiday on Friday.
Oh, but it's good to have a plan.