Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Goofin' Off With Some Toy Story Buzz

Recently, there has been a bit of buzz around the Toy Story franchise. And I'm not just talking about my nephew's wedding a couple of weeks ago or that flying space ranger. Keep reading down below if you want to see what all the buzz is about and a Toy Story project (or two) I've got planned.

I'm so excited to show off my latest quilt finish. Sunday night I arranged the blocks for the center and sewed them together.

Center Assembly of Chef Freddie's Favorites

On Tuesday, I attached the borders and, voila, here is the final quilt top.

Chef Freddie's Favorites - Quilt Top Finish

Mr. Goofin' Off said that he liked all of the different patterns that showed up when I put the blocks together.  The quilt top and the colors seem a little bit bright, but that was on purpose. When sewing quilts for Project Linus, I like to use cheery and bright colors. I hope it helps to brighten the mood of the recipient.

The quilt blocks were my own variation of a block I had found in the book "501 Rotary-Cut Blocks" by Judy Hopkins. This book is my go-to for inspiration and a springboard for me when coming up with ideas when a fabric is screaming at me to be used. I've made a note to myself to write up my pattern for the block when I get a chance and put it up on my blog for all of you. 

I got a little stitching time in over the past few days and I am seeing just a slight bit of Goofy's nose appearing. If you know much about Goofy, you'll know it may take a bit of time for his entire sniffer to appear because he's got quite the schnoz. 

Mickey and Pirate Friends as of 08/09/2017

Several months ago, I saw on fatquartershop.com some fun Toy Story Fabric. I signed up to be notified when the fabric arrived. My notification that the fabric was in stock was sent to last week. 

Woody Fabric by Camelot Cottons

I ordered a bit of these two fabrics (and possibly a bit more--but don't tell Mr. Goofin' Off).

Buzz Lightyear Fabric by Camelot Cottons

Remember my nephew who got married a few weeks ago...with a few Toy Story subtle references worked in to the ceremony? Well, I've decided to make them a couple of quilts using this fabric line. One will be a Woody quilt and one will be a Buzz Lightyear quilt. His and her quilts to snuggle under during those chilly Idaho winter evenings while they study and finish up college. You can look forward to those seeing more of the quilts coming up, hopefully, next month.

And in other Toy Story news. Last week Disney Parks shared the following picture announcing the laying of the final track for the "Slinky Dog Dash" roller coaster which will be opening up in the summer of 2018...yes, that's next summer folks. 

Photo Retrieved From Disney Parks Blog Aug 09, 2017

According to Thomas Smith at the Disney Parks Blog, here is what we can expect from this special coaster:  "Slinky Dog Dash will be a family coaster attraction where you'll zip, dodge and dash around many turns and drops that Andy has created to really make Slinky and his coils stretch to his limits."

Family coaster...yep, that's my coaster intensity level.  

Also shared was this artist's rendering showing what the Toy Story Land will look like.  

Photo Retrieved From Disney Parks Blog Aug 09, 2017
According to Jennifer Fickley-Baker of the Disney Parks Blog, there will be much more than the coaster...this is going to be an entire land.  Here is what she wrote:  "In Toy Story Land, guests will shrink to the size of a toy and explore the world of Andy's backyard. Fitting with the theme, Slinky Dog Dash will to be a coaster track that Andy has built over his backyard using his Mega Coaster Play Kit - as well as some of his other favorite toys."

Do I have to wait a year for this fun to open? Really? Actually, it will most likely be much longer than a year because, you know, I don't live anywhere near Florida. 

Well, friends, thanks for joining me today. I am always so thrilled to see the comments all of you leave. I have enjoyed connecting with some of you through e-mail, too. 

29 comments:

  1. The quilt top looks fab. I love the colors and the patterns it makes!

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen! And thank you for dropping by. Andrea

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  2. Congrats on finishing the quilt Andrea. It looks great. Lovin' Goofy.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Both of these projects have been a lot of fun to work on. Thanks for dropping by! Andrea

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  3. Hi Andrea,
    That quilt came together really nicely! I love the border you added - that really pulls it all together and makes those cornerstones really stand out (in a great way!). Goofy is coming along well, too. I love those two Toy Story fabrics you got - I think that is a really thoughtful gift for your nephew and his new bride. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thank you for dropping by, Roseanne. I was really happy with the way the quilt turned out. It's a little on the bright side but not quite as bright as the picture makes it look. I am really looking forward to making those Toy Story quilts. Have a great day!

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  4. The his and hers quilts idea is inspired! I love it and your choice of fabrics is great. I am sure the newlywed couple will love them.
    I am so envious of the Toy story land, will never have a chance to visit it :(

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    1. I'm pretty excited about the his and hers Toy Story quilts, too. I've got to pick out complementing patterns for them. But I've got a week or two as I work on my mystery quilt that's starting. Happy stitching! Andrea

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  5. Hi Andrea,wow your quilt is gorgeous,well done and i love your new fabric that you ordered,have fun xx

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    1. Thank you! I am really looking forward to playing with this new fabric when it arrives. Thanks for dropping by! Andrea

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  6. Stunning quilt Andrea, Ive been back browsing your blogs and learnt how you made the blocks up to make it, a interesting design and love the colours you choose. Keep having fun and buying fun fabrics!!! Cheers Glenda

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Glenda. I just kind of put these blocks together. I like that I've got a record on the blog of them. I'll be going back and writing up a pattern and putting on the blog for free at some point. I love to buy fun fabrics and make cheery quilts. Have a great day! Andrea

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  7. Now I want to go back and watch all the Toy Story movies! Your quilt is so bright and cheery, I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! I am thinking I need a good Toy Story marathon sometime soon, too. Happy sewing! Andrea

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  8. That is a lovely quilt - the centres almost appear as circles and the border fabric is just perfect. My other half is a bit of a Toy Story fan, so I'll have to keep an eye out for those fabrics.

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    1. Lynn, Thanks for dropping by! Yes, there were some smaller patterns that appeared once I assembled the blocks together. I love to see that happen with a quilt. We are Toy Story fans here, too...just not as much as my nephew. I'm looking forward to working with the fabrics. Have a great day! Andrea

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  9. The quilt looks great and I love the colours....... Would love to have a go at your block.....
    I see you reply in the comments.... Those don't get emailed back to the person who commented.....they would never see it.....

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  10. I just love the quilt for Project Linus! Bright and cheery, just what a sick person needs. I am looking forward to seeing your Buzz and Woody quilts! What a cool idea for the newlyweds. All your quilts are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! I do like to keep things bright and cheery...although I know "bright" isn't for everyone. Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day! Andrea

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  11. The quilt top looks great! And Goofy's second eye will be finished soon :)

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  12. The quilt is just amazing. Your cross stitched is coming along ... and I too, can not wait for Toy Story Land to open!!

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  13. Your quilt top is beautiful! That is my favorite color palette, so it really speaks to me. It will be a treasure for the recipient for sure.

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  14. What a lovely quilt! Love the Toy Story Fabric - can't wait to see what you come up with.
    Have a great weekend.

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  15. I love your quilt top! I thought it used curved piecing because I seem to see circles, until I clicked on your picture to make it bigger. Very nice!

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  16. I love the quilt you finished... it looks fabulous.
    The toy story fabric is just so fun...
    Mickey is coming along nicely too... xox

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  17. That's a lovely quilt. I love Toy Story too, those blankets are a great idea for gifts!

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  18. Now that new land sounds great! Knowing Disney they will get the scale perfectly right. One of my bugbears is when things are not perfectly in scale in stories!

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  19. Your quilt sure is cute. It's amazing how different it looks with the borders added!

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  20. Love Toy Story! Great to hear Disney is doing a Slinky Dog coaster, though I am partial to the Buzz Lightyear ride. Who can resist shooting the Z's??? Love your quilt too - thanks for sharing it on Midweek Makers this week!

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