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Thread: Keep on Trucking

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    I just completed this quilt for my niece, a long-distance trucker. She has a bunk in her truck and likes a quilt on it. She names all her trucks so each truck has a name, plus her name on two. She's a big fan of Texas so I added cowgirls as drivers (I was short one cowgirl so the cowgirl's dog is driving one truck). The gray/yellow borders are supposed to be a road so I stitched cars on it. This is a variation of a Pam Bono pattern. Nearly fainted when I saw all the pieces I had to cut out but they all went together.
    The other wall quilt is a baby quilt for my nephew's new baby. They had painted the baby's room green so I thought frogs would be appropriate.
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    Wow! Those are great!!

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    Wow, Wow each :!:

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    What unique quilts!! You did a fantastic job on both!!

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    Is there a pattern for the truck quilt? I have a trucker son and he wants a truck quilt. I have looked for truck material and cant't find it. I ask at new quilt shops I go to if they have any big truck material so far no one has seen any.

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    Super cute, nice work

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Wow! Those are great!!
    I second that!! :thumbup: Your work is wonderful. Did you make your own pattern for the trucker quilt? Your niece is going to be so thrilled!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Great job! Is the second one your own design?

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    Love them both!

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    my husband trucker just love the quilt and i love the frogs too. so pretty and fun.

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    You did beautiful work on both of these quilts :D:D:D
    Both recipeints will love them!!!

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    Both r great , :thumbup:

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    Those are great!

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    I got the pattern from pambonodesigns.com. They design all their own patterns. I simplified the pattern; the original pattern has a border with buildings in each corner and pinwheels all around. My niece would be retired before I ever got through that, plus her truck bunk is smaller than a single bed. I would advise buying the Angler along with the pattern. Set your machine up with this and you don't have to draw lines when sewing things like flying geese, etc. It is really handy on this pattern - each tire has 13 pieces and I didn't draw any angles on this pattern, just used the Angler. You'll take a deep breath when you see the cutting instructions and sewing instructions (some pieces are 1" square) but if you cut carefully and follow the instructions line by line you'll be amazed at how it goes together. Happy sewing!

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    I LOVE the truck quilt!! I drive and people (non drivers) think I am crazy to work so hard on a quilt-then put it in my truck--other truckers (some have seen me working on my quilts) want me to make one for them! My answer is always the same--"you drive a truck for a living, you can't afford it!"

    Great job & remember its like a hug from home on a lonely night.

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    Double wow!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Love your quilts! Beautiful works of art!

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    Love it!

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    My son the trucker, would love to have a quilt like that for his 'Saphira', apparently SPanish for sapphire.

    I especially love the comment about a hug from home at night.

    You did a great job. I need to check it out. Love the dog driver.
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    Great job on both, but I love the frogs.

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    This is so very special, what a nice thing to do for your niece. And such a good job you did. Super.

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    Oh my gosh--these are two very fun, VERY fun quilts. How lucky the receivers are to have you in their lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacee kay
    Is there a pattern for the truck quilt? I have a trucker son and he wants a truck quilt. I have looked for truck material and cant't find it. I ask at new quilt shops I go to if they have any big truck material so far no one has seen any.
    If you use that pattern, ask what color(s) the rig is. There may be some lines that he doesn't care for.

    Or just start noticing that different truck lines use different colors - examples: England company trucks are red, Schneider was orange, Werner (I think) uses blue. A lot of owner operators buy whatever color tractor (the power unit that pulls the trailer) they want - or is available, if buying used.

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    I love the truck quilt!

    The frog one is cute, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninas3kids
    I LOVE the truck quilt!! I drive and people (non drivers) think I am crazy to work so hard on a quilt-then put it in my truck--other truckers (some have seen me working on my quilts) want me to make one for them! My answer is always the same--"you drive a truck for a living, you can't afford it!"

    Great job & remember its like a hug from home on a lonely night.

    I teamed drove with my husband for 12 years. That was where we LIVED six weeks at a time. A quilt makes it homey and warm when driving up north in the winter. Glad to be at home full time.

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