Friday, June 15, 2012

Convoy!!!!

Well, thanks to the help of the amazing ladies of the Beejeebers Bee, each of them making one of those awesome semi's around the border of the quilt,  this  is ready to Roll On Out in time for Father's Day!!  Yippee Skippee!!!   Convoy is a special quilt for my dad designed to fit in the cab of his truck.  He started driving trucks again last year (after a 20ish year hiatus while we kids grew up) and just loves being on the road!!


I struggled for a while trying to decide on how to quilt this without taking away from all of the awesome semis.  In the end I decided to go for a basic straight all over stipple that I think tied it together without distracting to much.  Most of the quilt is done on a larger scale in white but I wanted the semi in the middle to really pop.  I designed that particular block to look just like my Dad's Semi.  Down to the logo on the door :)       So I quilted it with blue thread instead and did a slightly smaller scale of quilting.    I really like the way it turned out :)

I found this super fun backing fabric in my stash.  It really ties in well with all of the fun colors from the front and just reminds me of my dad because it is a little on the wild side!!  (His nick name is Wild Man because of all of the crazy shorts he wears that my mom makes him out of the wildest fabric she can find, including flames :)

So now I just need to wrap it up for Sunday :)  I can't wait to see his face.  I will be sure to take lots of pictures :)  Thanks again Beejeeber's Ladies!!!  You all rock!!!

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67 comments:

  1. I saw each of these blocks come in on your blog, and I thought they were lovely, including the wonderful semi you did.

    But I just had to come visit and comment because the quilt in its entirety is jaw-droppingly incredible and wonderful and amazing and I'm out of superlatives but you get the idea!!!

    Seriously, coolest quilt I've seen in a while. There is obviously so much love and thought put into this, and the quilting was the perfect choice.

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  2. Your quilt looks fantastic Melissa. Hopefully my husband doesn't see it. He may want one as we have a transport company!

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  3. That turned out totally awesome! That is the best quilt I have seen for a guy. I'm guessing your dad is going to love it.

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  4. Wow, this turned out great! Awesome job! (Your piecework on the big semi in the middle just blows my mind. Fabulous.)

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  5. Awesome! Your dad will love it!

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  6. That is just amazing! What a fun unique quilt!!

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  7. You Ladies did a fantastic job! Melissa, that is such a cute quilt. You did a great job designing your Dads truck.

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  8. OMG~This turned out totally awesome, Melissa! I just LOVE it and I'm sure your Dad will absolutely love it!! Fabulous job on this quilt!

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  9. This quilt is amazing! I love all the detail! Your dad is going to love it!

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  10. Wow, this quilt is so amazing!!, your dad is going to love it!

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  11. WOW - I saw the blocks as they were coming in and couldn't see the vision, but this, AMAZING -- you're lucky to be with such a talented group of people and your dad is going to love this. I love when quilts have a personality to them and are individualized for the recipient, you should be beyond proud, its amazing!

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  12. This turned out so incredible!!! He will love it! SO awesome!

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  13. This is an awesome quilt - he is going to love it. But I think you need to include a picture of him in some of his wild shorts please!

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  14. Amazing! I love your quilting. I don't have that kind of patience.

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  15. I love it! This turned out so great!

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  16. This is just great. I'm sure your dad will love it! Your bee members had such cute ideas!

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  17. Awesome! **makes the "pull your horn" motion with arm**

    Doesn't this make this one the first finished Beejeebers quilt?

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  18. It looks awesome. I can't wait to see his face.

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  19. I have been seeing your blocks come through one by one, and I have to say this final quilt looks superb!

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  20. It's AMAZING! He's going to love it!

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  21. This is really, really awesome! I'm so impressed by the trucks you and your bee friends made. Your dad is going to flip out!

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  22. Awesome! It is so great!!! He will love it!

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  23. This is such a great quilt!! What a wonderful treasure for your Dad.

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  24. awesome quilt, thanks for sharing

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  25. Waht a fabulous quilt...I am sure your Dad will love it..

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  26. That turned out so nice. He is one lucky DAD! I hope he doesn't sneak a peek at your BLOG before Sunday. LOL.

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  27. Beautiful - Amazing!!! Love your work!

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  28. This is a super quilt. Lots of thought went into it from everyone of your ladies. They deserve a very special sugar cookie (my poison of choice) for the help!

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  29. Absolutely STUNNING! Your Dad's gonna LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

    Judi

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  30. I am SO excited for you to give it to him!! LOL. I hope you'll share pictures! It turned out amazing!

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  31. this turned out fantastic. you ladies did a great job. your dad is going to love it. cant wait to see the pictures
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  32. The quilt is so awesome! Love all the different trucks and the quilting! =D

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  33. This is such a great quilt! I've loved seeing the progress and am glad to see it finished.

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  34. Oh, my grandson wuould just love this! What a smashing quilt.

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  35. What a wonderful quilt!! I just LOVE it!

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  36. What a great, and very special, gift for your Dad...he is going to love it!!!! :o)

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  37. Oh I just love how this turned out, and the quilting is perfect!

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  38. I super-duper LOVE this!!! I have been waiting to see it finished and it blows everything in my imagination away! I can hardly wait to see the pictures of his reaction :)

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  39. It is amazing! Great job everyone!

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  40. I was sooo looking forward to seeing the finished quilt and boy! No disappointment here, that's for sure. This is one great quilt! Your dad is going to flip when he sees it. Just amazing...

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  41. This quilt should make some lucky little boy very happy. Adorable.

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  42. Your dad is going to be blown away. This is quite possibly the coolest quilt I've ever seen. Way to go to you for your vision (and your version of your dad's truck) and the bee ladies for their incredible contributions!

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  43. That is so super nice! Love it!

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  44. Melissa, The quilt came together nicely. It was so much fun to work on. Your dad is going to love it. How big did the quilt finish?

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  45. Oh is this ever wonderful! Your dad is going to be so surprised! What a wonderful gift. Any grandsons around will want it too! Your quilting is so interesting. I like that boxy stipple. So glad you got it finished in time. K-

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  46. This is awesome! Every boys fantasy quilt!

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  47. That is awesome! My dad was a trucker too! Can I ask.... We're the blocks appliqué or paper pieced? I was thinking of borrowing the idea for my son if you don't mind of course.

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  48. What a wonderful quilt that I am sure your dad will cherish!! Great job!

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  49. Terrific quilt! I love all the different trucks/semis and the quilting is fantastic! I'm sure your dad will love it!

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  50. Amazing piece work on this! Great job by everyone participating! I am sure your dad will love it!

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  51. Love it! So unique and personal. The quilting is great too.

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  52. I think the most wonderful thing about this quilt is that I shared it with my coworker, whose son loves trucks, and she now wants to learn how to quilt so she can make one too. Anytime I get someone interested in quilting, I'm happy. So thank you for your lovely quilt, and spreading our craft :)

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  53. I absolutely love how this quilt turned out and the individuality of the trucks! I wouldn't be surprised if he got teary :) Maybe you could do a truck QAL so we can all make our own truck quilt! Thanks for sharing :)

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  54. One of the all-time neatest quilts i've ever seen. Just love it andthat you had so many friends to help just makesit better. Love the quilting andbacking. He'll treasure it forever. Have a great day!

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  55. Wow! It turned out great. Your dad will LOVE it!

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  56. Coming from a truckers daughter, this is going to knock his socks off. He will show it to every trucker he sees. It will always remind him of his daughter love. He will be wrapped in love on his journeys. AWESOME1111

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  57. I enjoyed seeing all of the blocks as you received them. The finished quilt is amazing. The quilting looks perfect with the truck designs. You are going to have one very happy dad.

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  58. That quilt is so absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I love it..your dad is a lucky lucky guy and he is gonna love it so much...I'm amazed and speechless at how cool it is!!

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  59. This is SUCH a fun quilt and your bee members really came through for you! Great job pulling it together & your quilting is awesome - dad's going to be so thrilled!

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  60. Stunning! And I didn't get to post in time, but I see it was also well received!

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  61. Melissa it turned out SO well!! He will LOVE it!! I think the quilting looks like roads!!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa