Monday, September 28, 2015

My Small World: The Disney Version

I'm kind of astonished that the Disney version of My Small World is actually completely done--quilted and bound! I'm usually way behind, especially things involving quilt-alongs.
I wrote more about my inspiration to do "a day at Disneyland" here. Fortunately, when I get obsessed with a scrappy quilt, it spurs me on to completion for the simple reason that I want to clean up the mess! Scraps everywhere. You know what I'm talking about, right?

I omitted all the specialty things in Section 5--the dresden, the rainbow, the hexies, because I felt that there was already so much going on with the sky. So I will make Section 5 as a mini quilt for my sewing room.

The day at Disneyland starts on the left side with the sunrise, Main Street and Fantasyland, with a hint of all the beautiful flowers around the park.
Be sure to bring lots of money. You'll need it. Do you have your autograph book handy when you spot one of the princesses walking around?
Take a ride on the teacups. Drink a Coke (although I hear as of 2015 they have switched over to Pepsi products. What??)
Say hi to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Offer to help poor Snow White wash all those socks she dries on the chimney of their house.

Head over to Tomorrowland. Some rides are closed down as they prepare to build a new Star Wars area. I must have seen into the future!
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.

Ride the Jungle Cruise.

And then head over to the Haunted Mansion. Boo!

Go ahead and sing "It's a small world after all" for the rest of the day.
 

End your day with fireworks above Sleeping Beauty's Castle. And don't forget to look for Tinkerbell!

This has been such a fun quilt to make. Thanks, Jen Kingwell, for designing this fabulous and intricate pattern, and to Kerry for organizing all the tips and tricks to make this project easier to accomplish.

I was clueless when it came to choosing fabric for a finding, so I used my friend Elizabeth's tutorial on a faced binding--perfect choice. And I hope you notice what a great job Darby did by choosing mouse ears for the quilting!
I hope you have enjoyed your day at the Happiest Place on Earth. Come back soon!

20 comments:

  1. Wow. Just wow. You're amazing, Cindy!

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  2. Wow--so amazing!! I loved getting the narrated tour of your Small World and love how you have personalized it. So terrific!!

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  3. So personal and so stunning! I absolutely love it Cindy. I'm posting on Wednesday and I've put in a link to this. Wonderful!

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  4. Smiling and singing "it's a small world" as I write this! �� such a fun, creative, fantastic, interesting quilt/ hanging! Love it!

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  5. Not only did you find the perfect pieces for each section, you were able to colour co-ordinate all of them too! What an achievement! Congratulations Cindy, this is a triumph!

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  6. Wow, Cindy! This just blows me away! Totally amazing! Only you could pull that off so perfectly. My hat's off to you, my friend!!

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  7. Goodness, this is amazing! Congrats on the fantastic finish!

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  8. It’s such a wonderful version of the quilt! I’ve never been to Disneyland, but I can feel the atmosphere through your quilt!

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  9. Eeek! Cindy I absolutely love your Disney version! So great that you incorporated all of those wonderful Disney characters and other fun elements into this "small world". What a fantastic finish!
    Amanda

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  10. What a fun world! This brought so many memories back from my days living in Florida! We would go to Disneyworld every weekend! Back in the days when you could afford to do that! Beautifully done, unique and so much fun!

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  11. I am a big Disney nut and quilter - you have so captured the place with this quilt! Beautiful job!!

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  12. Of course! It's a perfect interpretation of the quilt, I wonder if Jen thought of Disneyland at all when she designed it? Elizabeth's faced binding tutorial is one of my all time favourites and I use it all the time!

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  13. this is such a neat version of the quilt. I love the shading you did on the sky.

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  14. I love the story you told through fabrics! What a wonderful quilt!

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  15. Your quilt is truly amazing. I forwarded it to my daughter, who works at Disney headquarters, so she and her colleagues can enjoy it as well.

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  16. Cindy, this quilt is EPIC!!! Seriously amazing! I Love the gradient sky...it turned out so well. All the details are just so perfect. Well done, my friend!!!

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  17. I just love all the extra little touches you have included. Makes it even more special to you and your family.

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  19. Just love your quilt! I really enjoy seeing patterns that people truly make their own and you did a fabulous job doing just that.

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