Saturday, October 24, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival, Fall 2015: A Day at Disneyland

If you are here from Blogger's Quilt Festival, welcome! If you are a regular reader, I hope you will enjoy A Day at Disneyland once again.
When Jen Kingwell's pattern, "My Small World," took over Instagram by storm, I immediately knew I wanted to make this quilt as well. I wrote about my thought process in this post, but I'll also post close-ups of some of my favorite parts here.

Your day at Disneyland starts at sunrise on Main Street. Mickey and Minnie welcome you into the park.
Be sure to bring lots of money--you're going to need it! If you're lucky, you might see the Disney Princesses walking around.

Head over the Fantasyland. Take a ride on the Teacups. Get a snack.
Say hi to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Can you believe how many socks she has to wash?! She hangs them up on the house chimney to dry faster. Watch out, Snow White--don't eat that apple!
Next up is Tomorrowland. Don't forget to search for "hidden Mickeys!"
Don't you just love Star Wars?
One of my favorite rides is Pirates of the Caribbean. If you look closely in this section, you will even see a pirate monkey! Watch out for Captain Hook.
Take a Jungle Cruise.
It's nearly Halloween--don't miss the Haunted Mansion.
It's probably about time to go on Small Small World. It's so fun to watch the characters come out every 15 minutes and march around.
So many different countries represented. You'll be singing the song for the rest of the day...
Finally, the day is coming to an end. Watch the fireworks in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle. Pay attention--you don't want to miss Tinkerbelle.
It's been a glorious day at the Magic Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

Quilt: A Day at Disneyland
Size: 33"x51"
Pieced by: Cindy Wiens
Quilted by: Darby Myers (she used a Mickey Ears pattern!)
Category: Scrappy Quilts


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Katie Cogswell said... #

What a fun quilt! I love all the details. Very cool!

Susan said... #

There are such wonderful details to look at in this quilt Cindy! I'd love to see it in person....

DianeY said... #

I think I like this more than the original! Love how you did the sky

Teje Karjalainen said... #

Hi! This is my favourite! I love the look of your quilt and your quilt story! I think this is a quilt at it's best; for me quilt has always also story! Imagining a child or anyone watching this quilt and slowly slowly finding all the details and pieces of those lovely stories! You have found so perfect pieces from your fabrics. Also I love how you have used colours to create the whole day. x Teje

Maryse said... #

This is such a creative and one of a kind version of the so popular "My Small World". So many details to look at ... Amazing!!

AlidaP said... #

Amazing!! So much thought went in each block! The final result is stunning!!

Jessie said... #

I love being walked through the story of this quilt! I can only imagine how much thought and care went into planning each block and each section. This is the epitome of a perfect scrappy quilt because it isn't just a random layout - a lot of thought went into it! I know quilters everywhere will appreciate the craftsmanship of your final product. :)

Needled Mom said... #

I love looking at all of the great detail in this piece.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said... #

Incredible Cindy! I absolutely love your version of a small world!

Leanne said... #

I so love your version of this quilt, from the rainbow sky to all the different novelty fabrics!

The Joyful Quilter said... #

What a wonderful walk through the park! Thanks for being my tour guide.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said... #

Fun quilt! Love all these details :-)

Debbie said... #

I don't remember ever seeing this! How fun! I love your version.

Laura said... #

Gorgeous. amazing how all those fabrics can go together and make a cohesive whole!

Małgorzata Kreft said... #

Beautiful, I'm impressed...

Quilting Babcia said... #

A fun quilt!

CapitolaQuilter said... #

Adorable adaptation of the design and perfect quilting pattern. Magical -

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said... #

That's fantastic. I'm sure your grandchildren will love it, and tell everyone how clever their grandma is. Good luck in the festival.

Turid said... #

A lovely and fun quilt, for sure.

Małgorzata Kreft said... #

My heart is yours... :)

Carmen said... #

This is absolutely amazing -- I love all the thought you put into it! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you:D

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Jolcia said... #

I like it very much! Awesome :)

Jennie said... #

So much epic fussy cutting and so much to look at. An amazing quilt!

Jennie said... #

So much epic fussy cutting and so much to look at. An amazing quilt!

beth s said... #

Wow! What an amazing QUILT!!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

So excited for this one to be a part of viewer's choice!!!! It's a winner in my book.

Kat said... #

So great! I love how it looks so busy and crazy, just like DisneyLand!

OPQuilt said... #

You win the Queen of Fussy Cutting!! Fun to see this quilt again as you did such a great job in pulling together all those ideas. Way to go!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said... #

A "Viewer's Choicer" winner!!!! Congratulations Cindy!!!!!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said... #

Congratulations, love this one!!

Lisa said... #

Congratulations! Beautiful quilt!