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Thread: Trucking Memories

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    Trucking Memories

    This quilt is for my dad. It started with the intention of using up some old work T-Shirts he had from his truck driving days but as they were in very poor condition I could only use the Logos. So I found this great truck fabric which I saw on this board, thank you to that person for showing it. Bought some on line and attached logos to the trailer end of some of the trucks. The back has the only two large pieces of fabric I had but they were so hard to work with colour wise that I put them on the back and then just kept the large piece of truck fabric for the front. The boys in my house really liked it so I decided not to cut it up and just work with it as it was. It is backed with fleece for extra warmth as dad needs this due to poor health these days. Not my usual style of quilt but it fits the requirements well I think. Hope the pictures work out o.k. I still have to sew the binding down and sew in all the threads but here it is.
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    Awesome way to use the logos! You did a super job on this quilt!
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    I am sure your Dad will love this quilt very much - great job!

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    Great job
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    I think that's awesome! Love how you did the logos!

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    Looks great to me amd I'm sure he will love it and the memories it will bring back to him. Love the truck fabric and you did a great job on it.
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    Fantastic idea and such a great job. My dad drove for years as well. Got this one bookmarked
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    What a neat idea to put the logos on the trailers! I like it.

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    Great quilt..... I am sure your dad loves it.

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    What a wonderful sentiment for your Dad. He will love it. You did a great job.

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    Very cool. Your Dad's gonna love it.
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    Love this my late husband was a trucker before his death,my son would love this...
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    Awesome idea for the logos.
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    This is an AWESOME quilt! I bought this fabric too and made the mistake of trying to cut it up and totally ruined it . Too bad I didnt see yours first it is great!

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    Wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    My husband would love this! What a great quilt!
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    Great job - where did you get your trucking fabric? My DH is an over the road flatbedder and I would love to make him a quilt for his bunk.
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    Awesome, great job!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyblue View Post
    What a neat idea to put the logos on the trailers! I like it.
    Isn't that a neat idea? What a unique, awesome quilt! And super snuggly with the fleece! What a good daughter you are!
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    I like this quilt so much - not only for the work you did, but because you used something that means much to your Dad and is full of memories for him. I recently made a quilt using train fabric for a friend who is going through chemo treatments and he called to say how much the quilt meant to him because he has model trains. I now know that using a fabric and embellishments that means something special to the person ( especially men) receiving the quilt really touches their heart and spirit.

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    Awesome quilt!! You did a great job.Your dad will love it.
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    For those of you have asked me - I got this fabric from www.backdoorquiltshoppe.com. It is one of the first truck fabrics I found that looks more mature and the colours seemed to go well with the Logos I had. THanks for all the feed back.
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    This is a truly awesome quilt. I love what you did with the fabric and the logos. I am sure your dad will be thrilled with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oma66 View Post
    I like this quilt so much - not only for the work you did, but because you used something that means much to your Dad and is full of memories for him. I recently made a quilt using train fabric for a friend who is going through chemo treatments and he called to say how much the quilt meant to him because he has model trains. I now know that using a fabric and embellishments that means something special to the person ( especially men) receiving the quilt really touches their heart and spirit.
    Thanks for that story. I think you are right - the sentiment will go down well. It was hard to break away from my more scrappy like quilts but I am now pleased I did it with the receiver in mind and not just what I like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63 View Post
    This is an AWESOME quilt! I bought this fabric too and made the mistake of trying to cut it up and totally ruined it . Too bad I didnt see yours first it is great!
    Such a shame for you. Like you that is what I originally had in mind. Chop it up, frame each truck with patches from clothing etc etc but I was lucky enough to have some boys in my house who loved the farbic as it was so that made me rethink. This board is also such a great place for inspiration.
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