Friday, August 6, 2010

Sneak peaks and special cinnamon’y business!

I have been busy making a very special quilt – a cot quilt for a sweet friend who has just given birth to her first baby – a darling little girl! Welcome into the world, baby Eloisa! :-)

My friend isn’t into pastel colours, preferring a palette of blues and greens. I was going to add lilac in to the mix (you can see the fabrics I had initially chosen here) but when it came to the crunch, I settled without those purple hues. I’m not quite finished yet – but here’s some sneak peeks!

Cot quilt 1

Cot quilt 2

My inspiration was the Tree of Life! :-) I’ll show you more real soon!

Have you been over to Dawn’s recently? She has a gorgeous new BOM to share with us! You can see the first block on her cute blog button!

Frosty Flakes BOM

Isn’t it gorgeous? And a lovely take on using hexagons! I’ve recently made my very first ‘hexies’ using the plastic templates I purchased at a craft show a couple of weeks ago – and it wasn’t as straightforward as the salesperson made out! So I’ve been searching the Net for hexie tutorials and think I’m going to give this one a try. I’ll let you know how I go! Do you have any tips for me?!

If you would like to stitch along with Dawn – just click on the button above to take you to the delectable world of As Sweet as Cinnamon!

Talking of Dawn, and talking of cinnamon… I made cinnamon scrolls last night for the very first time and they were delicious! Dawn had the recipe on her blog a few weeks ago (check out this post). Yummo!

Cinnamon scroll

Mr SUDs and DS sang my praises all night! One would be mistaken for thinking that I never offer them tasty food! I’m not renowned for my baking skills, you see! Ha ha! My DD has Coeliac disease and can not eat gluten, so I’m going to give the recipe a try with gluten-free flour and see how it pans out… it’s quite a science to cooking gluten-free and not all recipes work with a straight ‘wheat flour for GF flour’ swap. But I won’t know until I try. :-)

Okey-dokes, I’m going to head off now and finish making dinner… and then I will return to sewing the cot quilt! :-) I will be visiting baby Eloisa tomorrow evening – can’t wait! {insert the biggest grin EVER, here!!} What are you up to this weekend??

Until next time – Hugs!! Vikki xx


Deb said...

That cot quilt is going to be absolutely amazing, I know it! Those fabrics are beautiful sweet.
Did the cinnamon scrolls affect DS at all not being the gluten free recipe? Must be so hard for him but I suppose he is used to it by now and probably very sensible with his food.
have a wonderful weekend darling girl.... mwah.

Unknown said...

Eloisa is one one lucky baby , what a lovely gift !

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

i love hose colors, going to be just beautiful!!!!

Joy said...

I'm just LOVING your peek-a-boo birdie ;o)!!! .... AND those colours - yummm :o)!!! Hexies are great fun too, can't wait to see what you create!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Abby and Stephanie said...

Since I don't stitch or applique I'll be following along with this cute BOM. I see the button popping up all over the place already. LOVE the blue and green. My favorite combo.

Maria said...

I just love to use different colours for a baby quilt.
Looking forward to seeing this one finished.
I am popping over to check out the Hexie BOM soon, thanks.

Oh those cinnamon scrolls look Yummo!!!!

Cyndi said...

Hi Vikki! From what I can tell of your sneaky peeks, that little quilt is going to be gorgeous! I'm a pastel gal myself, but I do love blues and greens. Little baby Eloisa is a lucky little one, indeed. And what a beautiful name!

Oooh, those cinnamon scrolls look really tempting. I did see that recipe on Dawn's blog, but haven't given them a try yet. It's been so hot here I haven't wanted to heat up the kitchen with the oven, so maybe this Fall.... :o)

Have a beautiful, blessed day, sweetie!



Allie said...

Oh sweetie the quilt looks adorable - I can't wait to see!!! LOVE the colors and the birdies!
I'm not a cook either - but those scrolls look delicious! I'd be lost cooking gluten-free.

Dawn said...

I love the quilt darling Vik... your friend will feel extra special... and the bubs extra warm and loved... Oh the cinnamon scolls look yummy... do let us know is the gluten free ones turn out... it would be nice to try... maybe I will try too...
Hugs Dawn x x

Dolores said...

Hey Vikki, I do so love the colours of that quilt. If you bake often enough, you get good at it. After all, your daughter deserves to have some cinnamon buns too - if the guys don't eat them all.

Jude said...

The new baby quilt looks interesting and i wish you could send one of those cinnamon scrolls through the computer they look yummo. I too will be doing Dawns hexie sew along as i haven`t done any thung like it before.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

The sneak peak looks very nice Vik. Can't wait to see the entire quilt.
Hope you have a lovely weekend. I'm off now to visit Dawn and check out her BOM and cinnamon scroll recipe.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Rita said...

hi, vikki! love your little birdies and your choice of colors. on the hexies -- lori holt does a fantastic job on her hexie tutorials that you might enjoy. check her out here: for this project on the left side of the screen -- parts II and III have great photos, very easy to follow instructions. good luck!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the colours in your baby quilt - will look really fresh and modern. Bet your friend will love it.

Anonymous said...

I like the colors for the quilt, I'm very curious so please finish it and show us.

Micki said...

Your quilt looks lovely..I love the inspiration behind it.

Cheryl said...

Hi Vikki :)
Your gorgeous baby quilt is going to be just beautiful! I can see the little touches of gentleness that always shine through your designs... looking forward to seeing the finished quilt :)
lots of hugs
Cheryl xx

rstogether said...


My first visit to your blog - love it! Check out
for a video on making hexies. Lots of different ways I guess, I like the video instruction best.

Good luck with the beautiful baby quilt.

Unknown said...

The quilt is going to be gorgeous! I am so glad you ditched the purple :)


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