On the Edge Quilts

Tweet as Can Be (Gold Medal +)

This quilt was gifted to my sister, Michelle, as a retirement gift.  I didn’t expect that I would need to make this quilt so soon.  When her co-workers left the company or on special occasions, my sister would always make beautiful fleece blankets for them.  It only seemed fitting that someone should do something nice for her.  Why not her best friend?  Me!

I bought this quilt kit in October 2015 on a Shop Hop.  I also bought a limited amount of backing fabric and, of course, I had to match the fabric at the seam.  I couldn’t make it wider but I did make it longer by adding two strips at the top and bottom. The colors are a perfect match for her.  I personally gifted it to her at Nana’s this past weekend and she loves it!  She plans to wash it when she gets home and use it in her home office.

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Size:  41″ x 62″

Original Pattern by:  Villa Rosa Designs (called Gold Medal)

Modified Pattern by: Pamela Diane Designs (+ two strips on top and bottom)

Pieced by: Pamela Lefler Becker, Pamela Diane Designs, Commerce Twp, Michigan

Quilted by:  Material Obsession, Tecumseh, Michigan

Construction-Completion Date:  February 12 – February 26, 2016

Estimated Cost: $124.48

  • Top:  $30 + tax
  • Backing/Binding:  $30.25 + tax
  • Batting/Thread/Quilting:  $60.61

 

Plum Tuckered Out Quilt

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Size:  42″ x  54″

Original Pattern by:  LittleBluebell.com (called Happy Blocks/Skittles)

Modified Pattern by:  Spin the Bobbin

Pieced by: Pamela Lefler Becker, Pamela Diane Designs, Commerce Twp, Michigan

Quilted by:  Material Obsession, Tecumseh, Michigan

Construction-Completion Date:  February 2 – February 21, 2016

Estimated Cost:  $90.53

  • Top:  Pink/Lt Green/Lt Purple – Won RXR, Dk Purple – Gifted, Dk Green – Pulled from HD kit, Blue (sales fabric used in Happy Day Quilt)
  • Top/Backing/Binding: $3 + $3.50 + $24.00 (approximate)
  • Batting/Thread/Quilting:  $60.03

This quilt was gifted to Shanea Burnett @ Anchor Down RV Resort in Dandridge Tennessee.

Once we sold our home in Michigan and moved to Tennessee at the end of June 2016, Shanea worked tirelessly to secure sites at the park.

This picture was taken from Site #20.

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Powder blue sky above

resting on the clouds below

Gentle mountain breezes

cool the warm July sun

Birds serenade with songs

that lull me to sleep

 

In the Garden of Whimsy Quilt

This quilt began as an effort to find a suitable pattern for a charity quilt that used FQ’s instead of yardage.  However, when the width of the quilt exceeded WOF, I knew that this would be more than a charity quilt.  This lovely, whimsical quilt will be gifted to our dear friend’s newborn granddaughter, Kaylee.

The fabric for the “Happy Blocks” was a gift from my girlfriend Shirley who purchased a 6-pack of FQ’s at the AQS Quilt Show in Grand Rapids, August 2014.  I removed the peach FQ and added the green fabric which I purchased at the same time.

With the remaining FQ fabric, a pillowcase cuff was made and it was quilted by me.  The background for this quilt top is Kona White.  The backing fabric for this quilt is called “Whimsy”.  This absolutely delightful fabric was also used on the binding and the body of the pillowcase.

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Size: 44″ x 58″

Pattern by:  LittleBluebell.com (called Happy Blocks/Skittles)

Pieced by: Pamela Lefler Becker, Pamela Diane Designs, Commerce Twp, Michigan

Quilted by:  Material Obsession, Tecumseh, Michigan

Completion Date:  February 4, 2016

Estimated Cost:  $114.09

  • Top:  Colors 5/6 (gifted Shirley Diane) & Green $3.23 + tax
  • Top:  Background  $8.99 + tax
  • Backing/Binding:  $32.97 + tax
  • Batting/Thread/Quilting:  $60.03
  • Pillowcase Body:  $8.37 + tax

All Things Spring Scrappy Quilt

This quilt began with picking leftover fabrics from past projects.  The center of the quilt started out as a quilt for Quilts of Compassion.  After the center was finished, I wanted more from this quilt.  The fabrics in the center encompassed several beautiful gifts that I had given to some very special people in my life.

Center fabrics are from:

  • My 1st quilt
  • Lauren’s placemats
  • Jacki’s placemats
  • Janice’s iPad case
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The original name for this quilt was Pretty in Pink, however it was more purple than pink.  As I sat in my sewing room binding this quilt at the end of May, it reminded me of Springtime in Michigan.  The sights, sounds and smells brought a warm cozy feel as  it lay in my lap.  It reminded me of the disappearing or occasional snow, the grey skies and gusty winds, the flowers and birds, the emergence of the green grass, the ripples on the lake as the ice began to melt, the color of the Redbud trees and the smell of the blooming lilacs at my Nana’s house in Douglas.  So… I have officially renamed this quilt:  All Things Spring.  It was quilted by Pam Heldt from Warm Memories Quilting who chose a beautiful flower and butterfly design.

Size:  56″ x 60″

Design & Pieced by: Pamela Lefler Becker, Pamela Diane Designs, Commerce Twp, Michigan

Quilted by:  Pam Heldt, Warm Memories Quilting, Dexter, Michigan

Completion Date:  June 10, 2015

This quilt was gifted to Ellie’s Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Sarah Stratz.

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Thank Goodness for Little Girls Quilt

This sassy, feminine panel quilt was made for the grand daughter of our good friends, Linda and Tracy.  The quilt design is a large meander with a bird.  The left over small panels and fabric was used to create a lovely pillowcase cuff.  The body of the pillowcase was created with the remaining batik from my Nana’s quilt.

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Size:  36″ x 48″

Pieced by: Pamela Lefler Becker

Quilting by:  Mavis Shanks

Construction-Completion Date:  May 10-May 27, 2015

Estimated Cost:  $108.22

  • Top, border, binding:  $38.95
  • Batting:  $17.48
  • Backing:  $16.79
  • Quilting:  $35

 Hidden Chains: A Crown Royal Quilt

This quilt is an original design called Hidden Chains and is made with 84 Crown Royal bags.  Each block is 17 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ built in 3 sections.  The 1/2″ inner border is the color of Whiskey with a 3″ outer border made from the beautiful backing fabric.  The backing has a colorful chevron (zig-zag) pattern.  The plus signs on the quilt top mirror the chevron design on the backing fabric.  The hidden chains are only visible when viewing the quilt top from the side.

Size:  56″ x 72″

Pieced by: Pamela Lefler Becker

Quilted by:  The Quilted Loon, Tecumseh, Michigan

Construction-Completion Dates: November 30 -December 24, 2014

Cost: $225

  • Materials:  $116.74
  • Design/Piecing:  $38.26 (discounted)
  • Quilting:  $70.00
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This quilt was made as a commissioned quilt for a friend’s Dad who had surgery on December 17th.

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Nana’s Butterfly Trellis Quilt

This quilt is to be passed to the eldest born and living female of each generation at the passing of the prior generation.  It has been made with love and in remembrance of a kind and graceful lady who taught us the importance of fun, family and faith.

Gertrude Agnes Delke Henneman:  February 24, 1913 – October 14, 2014

The building of a family legacy for years to come with

Raymond Sylvester Henneman:  February 3, 1911 – June 1976

The butterflies on the back of the quilt are for their children:  Raymond and Marcia.

The butterflies on the front of the quilt are for their grand children:  Jeff, Paula, Janet, David, Amy and Michelle, Pamela, A Scott, K John, Brian, Kurt

The legacy continues…

Great grand children: Nicki, Jamie, Merideth, Ian, Abby, Cayley, Jenna, Cara, Megan, Andrew, Elizabeth, Will, Jack and Jen, Derrick, Jacki, Lauren, Allyson, Natalie, Carli, Caidan, Lucas, Landon, Will, Matt, Annie

Great great grand children: Ellie, Troy

Pinned by: Michelle Lefler Decker

Pieced by: Pamela Lefler Becker

Quilted by:  Material Obsessions, Tecumseh, Michigan

Construction-Completion Dates:  July 24 – September 7, 2014

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Summertime at the West Shore Quilt

This quilt commemorates the many vacations we took as a family and that we still take to the West Shore of Michigan.  The destination is always the “Henneman” House in Douglas, Michigan.  These row patterns and kits were collected as part of the 2014 Michigan Row by Row Experience and tell a heartfelt story of more than 50 years.  The rows are:

Pinwheels:  Front Porch Quilts, Troy  8/11 (Reminds me of the windmills of Holland)

Summertime Dresdens:  Park Bench Quilts, Midland 8/14 (Reminds me of the time we would often spend gardening)

Friendship Stars:  Jennifer’s Quilt Shop (Alternate fabrics from Front Porch Quilts), Pinckney 7/21 (Reminds me of the stars that shine on clear summer nights)

Lake Michigan Sunsets:  Stitched Studio, Grand Rapids 8/11 (Reminds me of the many sunsets we watched on the Douglas Beach)

Celebrate a Season: Quilted Memories, Montague 7/24 (Reminds me of the boats sailing on the lake and our journey from east to west)

Holland Tulips:  Pressing Matters, Holland 7/23 (Reminds me of the many Tulips Festivals we enjoyed)

Butterflies and Baby Food:  Quilt Something (Alternate fabric from Quilt Something), Fremont 7/24 (Reminds me of Nana and her love of butterflies)

Summer Fruits: So South Haven, South Haven 7/25 (Reminds me of wonderful fruits we enjoyed eating)

Flip Flops: The New Ewe Yarn and Quilt Shoppe, Newaygo 7/24 (Reminds me of the days spent swimming and tanning at the Douglas Beach)

Sashing, Borders & Binding: Bit ‘N Pieces, Wayne 8/30 (Hoffman California-International Fabrics, Party On/Confetti Celebration Collection L4177 4-Black)

Backing: Field of Fabrics, 7 West Michigan locations (AQS Quilt Week in Grand Rapids) 8/24 (Hoffman California-International Fabrics, Party On/Confetti Celebration L4177 3-White)

Pieced by: Pamela Lefler Becker

Quilted by:  The Quilted Loon, Tecumseh, Michigan

Construction-Completion Dates: August 1-September 6, 2014

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The quilt was turned in on September 6, 2014 and is on display at Front Porch Quilts in Troy, Michigan until November 1, 2014.

Approximate cost: $330.01 (excluding thread)

FPQ: Kit $13.95, PBQ: Kit $10 + Dresden Ruler $8.75, JQS: FatQtrs/Background $21, SS: Kit 9.75 & QCR Ruler $15.75, QM: Kit: $12, PM: Kit $12.99 + Scrap Crazy Ruler $23.99, QS: FatQtrs $18, SSH: Kit $12, NE: $16.25, Fusible: $8.70, Rick Rack $8.45, BP: 2 yds Sashing/Border/Binding $22, FF: 4 yds Backing $35.54, JoAnn: Twin Cotton Batting $15.89, QL: Quilting $65

 

Fairies and Butterfly Garden Quilt

My friend Shirley gifted my grand daughter Ellie 2 – 6″ x WOF strips of fairy fabric and 2 – 6″ x WOF strips of diamond fabric.  I paired it with two butterfly  and two green fabric strips from my stash and used the Quilts of Compassion technique to create this fun quilt for my grand daughter.  I had this wonderful batik which was a perfect match for the backing and binding.

Pieced and Quilted by: Pamela Lefler Becker

Completion Date: August 27, 2014

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Moroccan Beauty Quilt

The pattern, Natural Beauty by Lori Mason, has been modified to create this lovely lap quilt.

Pieced by: Pamela Lefler Becker

Quilted by: Mavis Shanks, Hartland, Michigan

Completion Date: April 17, 2014

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Elephants on Parade Quilt

This was my very first quilt design and quilt.  What everyone loves most are the colors!  The backing is a grey minky fabric.

Pieced and Quilted by:  Pamela Lefler Becker

Completion Date:  April 15, 2014

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In September 2011, my journey expanded from the world of sewing (back to my teen years) to the world of quilting.  I wanted to make T-shirt quilts for my girls from all the T-shirts I had collected over the years from the many sports and activities that they participated in.  So I started by making pillows and quilts that would be raffled in our HOG Chapter to raise money for a family in our Chapter.  My mentors were Loon Deez and Kathleen Parson.  Kathleen has since moved to Florida but Loon and I still meet on a regular basis.