April 23 ~ Quilt of the Day

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Circus of Circles by Kellie, Don’t look now!

Kellie (from our editorial board!) finished this quilt in early 2009. Check out her latest Little Monsters quilt too!

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203 Responses to April 23 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. mariebayarea says:

    this one is very exciting!

  2. I don’t quilt, but if I did quilt, I’d want to make this quilt.

  3. folksmith says:

    OMG! i love that quilt. her quilts are so colorful. i love them.

  4. KT says:

    This is awesome! Love it!

  5. Cathie Recca says:

    This quilt is absolutely stunning. Love the circles, the colors – the fun and playful nature of this delicious little quilt!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Dang. I’m very impressed. I wish I knew how she did it…dang.

  7. Manechka says:

    What an amazing quilt!!! A piece of art!!!

  8. Annie says:

    Wow! That is so beautiful and cheerful! And so perfect!!

  9. Joyce says:

    This is absolutely stunning. I love circles and the colors are happy, stunning and combined beautifully!!!!!

  10. Stephanie says:

    that is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!

  11. Llamabean says:

    That is a stunning quilt design, thank you for sharing!

  12. It is really amazing what Kellie can do with fabrics! I fell in love with the monster one already!

  13. Drue says:

    Applique is so versatile and creates such stunning results. I am envious of the Aussie quilters who get to take a class with her. Thanks for showing the lovely results.

  14. Ethne says:

    I LOVE Kellie’s work – it’s so virbrant

  15. Melissa says:

    Holy Cow!! I love it! I am in love with circles in general, but TERRIFIED of quilting them! πŸ™‚ I have a hard enough time quilting squares and rectangles…circles are for real quilters. πŸ™‚
    It’s really awesome!

  16. WhitneyG says:

    What a cute quilt!! Love it!

  17. Annette Samborski says:

    WOW! ’cause truly is there anything else to say? okay maybe STUPENDOUS. love it! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  18. JJ says:

    Wow, that looks crazy complicated!

  19. Delia says:

    That is cute!

  20. Kristy says:

    Oh my, this is such an awesome quilt! I love the circles overlapping…wish I could do something fantastic like this.

  21. vicki says:

    I just love that quilt would also love to win one of the giveaways
    I have only recently discovered bogger feeds what fun to follow your blog

  22. Paula says:

    This quilt makes me smile!

  23. Laura says:

    Wow. This is amazing and I did check out Kellie’s other work, too (curious about those little monsters). Thanks for introducing me to such a fabulous artist!

  24. Val Miller says:

    I have loved this since the first moment I saw it!!

  25. Melissa says:

    I love it!

  26. SewSofie says:

    What a fabulous quilt. Im in awe!

  27. Karo says:

    whoa! this pattern is absolutely fabulous!

  28. Sima says:

    Oh my gosh. This is not like any quilt I’ve seen before. Its stunning, makes me want to quilt…

  29. Cheryl says:

    So unusual and pretty. Makes me want to finally get going on some quilting.

  30. It’s absolutely amazing. I love the colours. It’s so bright and chirpy.

  31. Jennifer Lindsay says:

    This quilt is amazing! I love the colors!

  32. Nicole Lamb says:

    I gasped when I saw this quilt! So beautiful!

  33. Meghan says:

    Wow. I am so jealous of Kellie’s skill and patience for appliqué!

  34. marg says:

    Kellie’s quilts are always so bright and always bring a smile to my face.

  35. Rachel says:

    SO cheery and fun! I love it!

  36. What a great quilt! Love all the circles!

  37. Rose L says:

    Wow – very bold!

  38. Sequana says:

    That’s so rad. *L*…..brought me right back to the 70’s. Anyway….

    I hope this is gonna end up in a tute here pretty soon.

  39. Rochelle says:

    I love the graphics of this quilt!

  40. Patricia Jarvis says:

    Beautiful quilt, not a fan of orange but add that pink ,WOW@.She is a beautiful quilt designer.Itreminds me of the 70s white gogo boots ,pink tights and pink and orange stripe dress, can you see it?

  41. joh says:

    OMG… how do you do that? its amazing

  42. Celine says:

    Gorgeous…loving the bright colors!!!

  43. Cheryl says:

    What a beautiful quilt!

  44. Nicole G says:

    i love how the turquoise pops with the oranges and pinks. very nice quilt.

  45. Danna says:


  46. Rachel says:

    Wow – that is impressive!

  47. Marcia W. says:

    I have never seen a pattern like this….LOVE those circles. Looks like bubbles.

  48. Julia says:

    Circles! Georgous! And they are all so smooth & perfect! I love circle quilts.

  49. Christine says:

    How beautiful! I also like your Monsters on the Loose quilt.

  50. Carolyn says:

    The little monster quilt is fabulous!!

  51. Dot says:

    Truly beautiful, fun quilt and another week of great prizes. Am thoroughly enjoying this month of quilts.

  52. JenD says:


  53. Passarinho says:

    So unusual but fun!

  54. Allison S. says:

    What a gorgeous quilt. I respect anyone who can quilt that many circles!

  55. vicki terpstra says:

    WOW! That quilt is amazing. Just beautiful use of color and those circles are just wonderful.

  56. Marcelle says:

    Wow this quilt is truly amazing! The circles are so perfect! I love Kellie’s work

  57. sang says:

    Wow, I love all of the different geometric shapes on the fabrics making up the circles!

  58. Rebecca says:

    So bright and fun! I hope I’m brave enough to do circles on a quilt one day!

  59. Rebecca says:

    When I saw that quilt my first thought was “eff off!” (I censored myself for the written version.) That must have been so much work. I rarely use swear words but that one deserves it! Wow!

  60. WOW! Wow, wow, Wow!!! This literally made me gasp with pleasure. Simply breathtaking Kellie!!

  61. Anna says:

    What a stunning quilt! I love the layered circles and different rings. Very cool.

  62. Kiza M says:

    Oh my goodness, this is an amazing quilt. I can’t even imagine how long it took to work with all those circles. I love the color and fabric combinations, too. Very nice!

  63. Sandi says:

    Wow! What a fun, colorful quilt.

  64. Liz says:

    that’s some impressive construction right there!

  65. 4vs1 says:

    This is a really neat quilt. I’ve never seen one like it before. Now that Monsters quilt! Wow! I would like one to fit my bed! Haha! It is awesome!

  66. Kari says:

    I got to see and touch this quilt in person when I was in Melbourne. It is even more impressive in person, if that is possible!

  67. Jessica says:

    How lovely! So bright and creative.

  68. Sara says:

    Lots of love went into this one—lovin’ it!

  69. Nancy Ridder says:

    I love all the circles and brillant colour.

  70. ~Helena~ says:

    Such a cool quilt, I also liked the monster one too. So much fun to look at.

  71. Nancy Brodeur says:

    Kellie’s Circus of Circles is beautiful! I would love to make one of these someday.

  72. Catarina says:

    just when you think you cannot be surprised by a quilt πŸ™‚ congratulations, so pretty

  73. Jenny says:

    That is fantastic!!

  74. Beth says:

    There is nothing she makes that I don’t want for my own!! She is amazing. Gorgeous quilt, and I love the little monster one, especially it’s colors. Now I’m all inspired! Thanks SMS! πŸ™‚

  75. suzi says:

    I absolutely love this quilt as well as the monster quilt. I have been wanting a monster comforter for my child’s bed that quilt would be wonderful. I am just not confident I could actually make it.

  76. How did they do that?!!!! It’s lovely.

  77. Kaye Prince says:

    This is just beautiful – I love all of the intersecting circles!

  78. Julie says:

    She is so very unbelievably talented! I just went through her blog, and boy, it’s amazing! Her designs are fabulous. Great job!

  79. It love it! It’s so colorful!

  80. Sam says:

    Wow! This is stunning

  81. char says:

    WOW – Impressive!

  82. Leah says:

    That’s amazing!

  83. Anya says:

    How cool is that?! Love it!

  84. Lindsay Forgette says:

    All I can say is holy cow… and that monster quilt? I dont even have words for that one.

  85. Andrea says:

    Circles intimidate me so much – this is really impressive. Love the hot colors!

  86. Ramona says:

    I love that quilt. But really I love most of her quilts and Little MOnster quilt has to be mine.

  87. Sherri says:

    This quilt is stunning! Stunning. Love it!

  88. christine says:

    That’s a neat quilt, it looks difficult though – I wonder if it is…

  89. Kellie’s quilt are just so amazing!

  90. Cheryl says:

    I love it!

  91. delitealex says:

    I love circles in quilts. Great colors.

  92. Miranda J Fair says:

    this is so amazing. i love love love it. it is so visually stimulating.

  93. sewlindaann says:

    I knew it was Kellie’s from (Don’t Look Now) as soon as I saw it. I adore her work and want every single pattern!!!

  94. Rebecca says:

    Totally amazing!

  95. Sandy Gray says:

    The best quilt yet. Kellie does the most amazing work. Love it!!

  96. Charity says:

    I love love love this quilt!

  97. Maureen says:

    What an exciting quilt. It makes me happy to look at it.

  98. Becca says:

    O.M.Goodness! This one is AWESOME! Love the colors, love the circles!! Amazing quilt!!!

  99. Now THOSE are circles! Kellie always makes such fresh, pretty quilts!

  100. Leah says:

    Beautiful Quilt! Great colour.

  101. Kati says:

    WoW! That is so pretty!! I love it!

  102. Lahni says:

    I love this quilt! Looks like a lot of work though.

  103. This is GORGEOUS! What fantastic colors!!!!

  104. Aparna Mulgund says:

    Wow! amazing talent. I wish I could make something like this.

  105. Fawn says:

    Shouldn’t this be relocated? I think it belongs in the Quilts II segment, not contests and prizes… πŸ™‚

  106. Amy says:

    I Just LOVE that quilt! I want it!

  107. Krystina says:


  108. felicity says:

    Wow. WOW. I….wow.

  109. Jennifer S says:

    Wow – that’s alot of great colour. I like how well balanced the shapes and tones are!

  110. Christina says:

    This is amazing!

  111. Crystal Lynn says:

    always inspirational!!

  112. Megan Presley says:

    This quilt is beautiful!!

  113. That is so beautiful that I might just have to make it myself! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the inspiration. πŸ™‚

  114. Charity says:

    This is the most wonderful quilt I’ve ever seen. Fresh, vibrant, and modern! I love it!

  115. Elizabeth says:

    Where can we get this pattern?

  116. elle says:

    That has got to be the best quilt yet!

  117. Melissa says:

    I love Kellie’s patterns! Her work is so colorful and fun!

  118. Holly says:

    I’ve always been in awe of Kellie’s work. Her circle and little monster quilt inspired me to make this little quilt for a friend’s baby. http://accompaniedtour.blogspot.com/2010/01/welcome-to-world-quilt.html

  119. Kerri Kowal says:

    Could this quilt be more beautiful??? I don’t think so!

  120. Candy says:

    Beautiful Quilt!

  121. Carolyn Wood says:

    What a wonderfully vibrant quilt!

  122. I really like Kellie’s style.

  123. Alison says:

    That is one beautiful quilt – modern! However, the little monsters quilt actually made me squeal out loud with delight! It’s beyond fantastic!

  124. kim griffith says:

    where can i find the pattern for circus of circles? thanks

  125. Sara Hemmeke says:

    This one is my favorite, hands down! Wow!!!

  126. MamaBee says:


  127. Linda says:

    Wow, what a fun quilt. I love the colors and the pattern itself. Just wonderful.

  128. Kaye M. says:

    The quilt called Circus of Circles is wonderful! It is so bright and cheerful, it just makes me smile. Thanks Kellie for sharing it with all of us.

  129. amy says:

    Amazing! I love circles! And looks really hard too.

  130. Ellen Ban says:

    Gorgeous quilt!

  131. Desiree says:

    This quilt is stunning! I love the brightness & color. πŸ™‚

  132. DianeY says:

    Truly beautiful-but then so are all her quilts! Such a sense of color!

  133. Aimee says:


  134. Amy says:

    Can I say WHOA!! That is way colorful and just pops!!

  135. Jeanne says:

    Wow beautiful quilt. love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

  136. Lynnette says:

    Her little monster quilt is fabulous!

  137. Jane says:

    Wow! Such incredible color!

  138. Linda says:

    Wow. This quilt is striking. Love those colors!

  139. Nynke says:

    Wow, what a beautiful quilt! And it looks so complex..

  140. Maya says:

    This quilt is wild! The little monsters quilt is just awesome too!

  141. qsogirl says:

    oh, I am always *SO* impressed by quilts with circles– this is no exception!!

  142. Jessy says:

    So beautiful!

  143. Cara says:

    Oh wow. Just… wow.

  144. Lisa says:

    this is beautiful!

  145. Morgan says:

    WOW! is all I can say.

  146. gwyneth says:


  147. alisha says:

    I love the circle quilts! Especially the Little Monsters quilt.

  148. Danielle says:

    Oh my goodness. My daughter would fall in love with this quilt. I have not tried anything with curves yet because they intimidate me so.

  149. bruinbr says:

    Wow! This quilt is simply amazing!

  150. That is the most stunning quilt. I’m sitting here alone in my office and I just said, out loud, “Oh my word!!!!” Wow!

  151. Jessica says:

    I’ve had my eye on the color your cloth book for awhile!

  152. Rafael's mum says:

    What an absolutely beautiful quilt! I love all the colours and the way the circles are positioned. Really lovely !

  153. Lori says:

    Oh my gosh, I just LOVE this one! How colorful and creative! What a beauty!

  154. Upstatelisa says:

    It’s gorgeous, Kellie!!

  155. Freda says:

    This is beautiful! I love her colors!

  156. Elizabeth says:

    This is so beautiful! Wow.

  157. Laurel says:

    Wow! Here’s to all thing bright and beautiful!

  158. Anita says:

    I love Kelly’s quilts!

  159. Carol T says:

    This is such an awesome quilt!!!!

  160. anne says:

    This quilt is amazing! I love the circles and bright colors! Oh! And I love that Little Monsters quilt even more!!

  161. Gwen says:

    That is stunning!

  162. Kim says:

    My favorite Quilt of the Day so far.

  163. Sarah Broderick says:

    I love her quilts. They are always so happy and bright.


  164. Sorahart says:

    This is the perfect name for a lovely quilt!

  165. Shelly says:

    I’m absoutly in LOVE with that circle quilt! Beautiful!

  166. Southern Gal says:

    That looks super hard, but it’s beautiful.

  167. Melissa says:

    Stunning quilt! The color scheme is beautiful and fun.

  168. Sally says:

    I love Kellie’s use of bright colors and her frivolous designs (the monsters are terrific!). Would love to take one of her classes next time I go halfway ’round the world to her neighborhood!

  169. Deb V says:

    What a great quilt. It is so bright and colorful. I also like the monster quilt on Kelli’s blog. I am tempted to get the pattern and material and make one for my new nephew. Very cute.

  170. LadySnow says:

    I love the color choice on this quilt! It’s lovely…so bright and cheery. πŸ™‚

  171. Latrilla says:

    Beautiful and inspiring!!!! Looks effortless.

  172. britt says:

    What a great quilt! I love it

  173. Kelly says:

    Gorgeous! I love all Kellie’s quilts, she uses colour so beautifully, and her applique and quilting are both amazing.
    You rock Kellie, can’t wait to see what you do next! πŸ™‚

  174. Kaylee says:

    Love love love the colors.

  175. Julie says:

    LOVE this quilt!

  176. Carla says:

    Oh, that would look sweet on a little girl’s bed.

  177. Diane says:

    What a fantastic quilt. The colors are beautiful. What fun!

  178. Elizabeth says:

    I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this quilt! Actually, pretty much anything Kellie does is fabulous!

  179. Lisa Eichholtz says:

    what a beautiful quilt!

  180. Elizabeth says:

    Wow, this is just beautiful!

  181. Jeni says:

    This is gorgeous! Love the colors!

  182. Katie says:

    Wow. Her quilts are incredible.

  183. Rachel says:

    That is one wild quilt!

  184. Wow! I really like all those circles! This looks amazing!

  185. Cathy A says:

    That is amazing! It looks like a ton of work went into it, too! Love the colors!

  186. Rene says:

    I am fascinated with this quilt! The colors, the circles…it is so much fun!

  187. Rebecca says:

    Amazing quilt!

  188. Melissa says:

    That is amazing!

  189. Kelli says:

    WOW! That is all I have to say about this quilt. I am speechless after looking at it–the colors, the circles, the depth of it all. WOW!

  190. Sonya M says:

    Those colours are absolutely gorgeous! I couldn’t imagine getting those circles sewn so perfectly! Wonderful quilt.

  191. amber says:

    I love the little monsters quilt and the matching pillows

  192. Margaret says:

    Great blog too! Tons of quilting eye candy.

  193. Margaret says:

    WOW – spectacular!

  194. Andi says:

    I absolutely love both quilts! I love the bright colours of the circles on this one, and the monster quilt is just so much fun!

  195. Kate says:

    Okay, I MUST have that quilt! Gorgeous!

  196. Tong says:

    Oh wow, this is so awesome I don’t think I have words for it!

  197. Katie B says:

    So cool!

  198. Kadybug says:

    Beautiful! I always love her choice of colors and designs.

  199. Debbie Bishop says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. I visited her site and all of her work is amazing!

  200. Ruth Tillman says:

    Oh and the use of stripes. I love using stripes. They look outstanding in the circles.

  201. Ruth Tillman says:

    I love all the circles and vibrant colors.

  202. Kathy says:

    This is a great quilt! It reminds me of a bunch of cd’s that were thrown down and scattered. Great colors, too!

  203. Birgit says:

    Wow what an amazing design and incredible care and patience. Very impressive – I would love to see this in a study in blues and violets (seems to be my palette at the moment.)

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