Saturday, November 10, 2012

Circles of Stars

This quilt has been on my mind for a long time now . . . 
Last winter I found this Ring of Stars pattern on Angela's blog, and fell in love with it!
I made this cute little pillow,
which lived on our couch for most of the year.
When it was my month to be the quilter for the Peace Circle of do.Good Stitches, I knew I wanted to make a whole quilt from this block!
I wasn't sure that the Stitchers in my group were going to be happy about this, though.  The centers of those stars finish at 1 inch!  Luckily no one complained!

 I struggled with deciding on a layout for this quilt. . . .
Then eventually I decided that the only way to really make this quilt sing would be to replicate the circles of stars.
I love it!
 I quilted this in an all over FMQ meander,
avoiding the colorful stars so that they really pop!

 For the back I added the remaining 3 stars,
with bright colorful pink dots.
The binding is a scrappy assortment of bright solids,
to coordinate with the stars.
 Circle of Stars measures 48 x 48 inches,
and is super soft and crinkly after washing.
This quilt will be donated to My Very Own Blanket.


  1. This is so beautiful! It would be hard for me to give it away, but I know it will be loved.

  2. Very fun! Nice to see an idea through to completion!

  3. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME -- this is just great! :)

  4. Mmmm...What a lovely, lovely quilt!

  5. IT is just stunning Michelle. I can see one in my future. Adorable the way you layed it out tool

  6. Absolutely beautiful!! I don't think I could give it away... the recipient will be one lucky person!! :)

  7. It's so beautiful, Michelle. Your layout is perfect.

  8. Love the multi-colouredness of the stars, the whole thing is absolutely fab!

  9. This is just beautiful, what a lovely design. Awesome!

  10. Wow, this is truly a beautiful quilt!

  11. This is jaw-droppingly beautiful! I love the colorful stars against the white background. Don't they just sing?