April 14 ~ Quilt of the Day

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Love Beads Quilt by Sarah, Hip To Piece Squares

Sarah writes, “…The pattern is Love Beads, from the book The Modern Quilt Workshop by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle. It’s machine pieced and hand quilted.” Sarah writes a little about the quilt on her blog, where you can also see the back and various detail shots.

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108 Responses to April 14 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Chris says:

    Nice. I have seen ones similar to this one made by the Amish here in Lancaster PA.

  2. Lisa H. says:

    This quilt is so simple and so stunning! The colors are wonderful!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Gorgeous, loving the color combos! I’ve seen a couple other Love Beads quilts and I think I really need to get that book

  4. Somer says:

    So great!

  5. Noelle says:

    I love the colors and the simplicity of the repeat with the simple blue connectors.

  6. Melissa says:

    So simple and yet so bold!

  7. Linda says:

    So pretty…

  8. I love the circles on this quilt!

  9. angelina says:

    lovin it

  10. Marcia W. says:

    Those circles are so perfectly round…Looked at the quilting close-ups on the blog and am in awe of the hand quilting.

  11. Martha says:

    Love this quilt. And totally inspiring me to pick up that book. 🙂

  12. DebbieB says:

    I love this quilt! The colors, quilting, backing, binding…everything! It’s just beautiful.

  13. Ellen says:

    This quilt is amazing – it has inspired me to try hand quilting again!

  14. Cinnamon Sangria says:

    I love this quilt. Although making the circles perfect would drive me crazy. Beautiful work.

  15. Aparna Mulgund says:

    Beautiful.Love the circles.

  16. Donna B. says:

    Love those beads, what a fun quilt………

  17. Erin says:

    This is beautiful! I love the color choices. Thanks for sharing.

  18. katie says:

    I love it!! Gotta get that book!

  19. Kelli says:

    ooh, love it! I love circles and this is just so simple and eye-catching at the same time!

  20. Val Miller says:

    I am totally going to make this! Great quilt!!

  21. Mandy M says:

    This is a really stunning design. I can see this being used on a baby quilt. SO cool, thanks for sharing.

  22. Julia says:

    WOW I can’t imagine hand quilting. It must take forever, but I bet it looks amazing.

  23. delitealex says:

    I love circle quilts. very cute.

  24. Ethne says:

    I’m really falling in love with these simple designs

  25. Claudia says:

    What a lovely design…and the dog as well 🙂
    Kind regards from Claudia

  26. Tara says:

    Beautiful hand quilting! I am totally looking forward to the hand quilting class I just signed up for. Great work you have been doing!

  27. Becca says:

    Circles….so cool!

  28. bruinbr says:

    this is so fun and cute! love it!

  29. Shruti says:

    The quilt is beautiful… especially the hand quilted spirals… I love it…

  30. sharon says:

    I love this quilt! Such a great composition, thanks Sharonj.

  31. Krystal says:

    Wow, i love the circles. I would love to make a few like that one for my children.

  32. Julia says:

    Beaautiful!! I adore, adore circle quilts!!!

  33. Gretchen says:

    I’m curious about how the circles were done. Applique?

  34. Mary says:

    Sarah, I love circles and yours are amazing and perfect! Well done!

  35. Ramona says:

    I love circle quilts. How fun.

  36. Leah says:

    I very much like the choice of colors!

  37. DebbieKL says:

    Very neat and simple!

  38. Mary P says:

    Very nice! Here is my version:

    Super fun pattern!

  39. anu says:

    beautiful and definitely worth the duration!

  40. Weeks Ringle says:

    We designed this quilt six years ago and I still love it. To the circle lovers above, our next book out in November will feature both pieced circles and appliqued ones. I can’t wait to see what you think.

    Happy Quilting!

  41. Cathy A says:

    That’s great!

  42. Barb in MI says:

    Love it. So clean and colorful. Thanks for sharing!

  43. Sarah says:

    Thanks everyone! I’m so excited to have a featured quilt! Such a big honor!

  44. Christine says:

    Very pretty quilt, and the dog is pretty also.

  45. Ths would be perfect for a child’s room. My daughter would love it in pink with white and green circles.

  46. Katie says:

    Hand quilted? Wow.

  47. Amy says:

    I love dots! Great quilt

  48. Java Jane says:

    What an amazing piece of needlework! How incredibly cool…

  49. alisha says:

    I love it. I really want to make a quilt with circles!

  50. omama says:

    Bold & simple. I like it. Good work on the hand quilting. I can’t even fathom taking that on so I am impressed.

  51. So bright and cheerful. Love it!

  52. I love the simplicity of this design.

  53. Wendy says:

    I really really like this one!

  54. Melissa says:

    So Cute. I love how popular circles are becoming!

  55. Nanna says:

    Very pretty! Cheerful!

  56. upstatelisa says:

    this is great! wonderful quilting!

  57. Patricia says:

    Wow! It looks so simple from the first picture, but that hand quilting makes it so much more!!! Amazing.

  58. Kristin says:

    Love this quilt!

  59. Rochelle says:

    Love those colors! Great for summer.

  60. Dacia says:

    Absolutely LOVELY! I love it!

  61. Lindsey says:

    I love quilts with circles.

    (As long as I’m not the one sewing the circles.)

    This one is beautiful!

  62. Andi says:

    I love the quilting on the back – gorgeous!

  63. duff says:

    love it! I just jumped over to the library and ordered a copy of the book–thanks for including this information so I can get a better look at the original.

  64. ~Helena~ says:

    That is a lovely quilt.

  65. aSprinkling says:

    I have a circle quilt on my “to do” list. I want to get to working on one soon.

  66. Sorahart says:

    This is a very unique take on a quilt!

  67. Lovely quilt, and your dogs not to bad either!

  68. Sally says:

    Love the quilt, swooning over the hand quilting! The binding color is just-right too.

  69. I love anything wiht circles!

  70. Tong says:

    Such a fun and simple quilt!

  71. Sylvie says:

    This is a great and inspiring quilt!

  72. Sam says:

    love these love beads. I have been working up the nerve to try a quilt with circles. This has helped motivate me that much more! love the colors too!

  73. Rachel says:

    ooh, I always love simple circles on quilts!

  74. Tabitha says:

    Love those circles!

  75. Meredith S. says:

    Love this one! This is one of my favorites thus far!

  76. Rene says:

    Adore those circles!

  77. Diana says:


  78. Karo says:

    very pretty. i especially love how the quilting came out in the back.

  79. 4vs1 says:

    I like the dots! Very fun!

  80. Jenny says:

    Cute! I love the name of the quilt. So sweet.

  81. Jessica says:

    You guys pick out such great quilts

  82. Jenny says:

    just beautiful.

  83. Elizabeth says:

    This is very cute. It would make a great baby quilt!

  84. PeachRainbow says:

    Love those circles, beautiful quilt!

  85. Cassie says:

    That quilt is so inspiring! I keep clicking back over here to see it again and again

  86. Jan says:

    This is outstanding. Can’t wait to try it.

  87. Cornelia says:

    Really fun quilt! I own that book and love it. Have I made anything from it? Well, no. My “to-make list” gets longer every day!

  88. Michele says:

    Love it!

  89. Megan Presley says:

    I love any quilt with circles!! It looks so fun and bright!

  90. Carolyn says:


  91. Methyl says:

    This is simply one of the of the most innovative quilts I’ve seen in a while. Deceptively simple, and deliciously modern, as well as slipping into a 60s mod decor as well. Fun!

  92. Deb V says:

    I like your quilt it is really cute. I also checked out your blog. You have a really nice selection of projects that you have been working on.

  93. sewlindaann says:

    Neat one. I’m thinking of getting a book by them, I like their clean direction.

  94. Kiza M says:

    Very bright and happy. Nice! 🙂

  95. Lee says:

    very funky!

  96. katie says:

    Oooo, now this one I like! Love the bold, simple design with the clean white background.

  97. sookhyun says:


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  99. rosie says:

    that is one of the most beautiful quilts i’ve ever seen. i love the circles!

  100. Kaye Prince says:

    So pretty! I really love circles on quilts right now and have been experimenting with them myself!

  101. Mary Ann says:

    Wow, quilt is wonderful. I have been moving my traditional bent towards the more modern the past two years and I think I need this book!

  102. Mary Ann says:

    Love this! A smaller version would make a cute table runner.

  103. Ruth B says:

    Oh…lovely giveaways. That fat quarter bundle looks gorgeous! Fingers crossed.

  104. Courtney says:


  105. qsogirl says:

    stunning! wow, that hand quilting!!!

  106. Christine says:

    Circles! They are becoming my favorite thing to sew and I just lovelovelove this quilt.

  107. Cristi says:

    Very fun!

  108. Marcelle says:

    Absolutely lovely!! Well done Sarah, perfect sewing and choice of colors

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