Friday, January 22, 2010

More Circles and Stars

I've seen these quilts labeled in a number of ways, including the following:
  • Stars and Circles Quilt / Circles and Stars Quilt
  • Cathedral Window Quilt
  • Circles and Diamonds Quilt
  • Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt
Whatever they're called, I like 'em.  (g)  I've written about them once or twice before, and now that I'm in the process of cutting denim circles to make one of my own, I've found yet another batch of relevant links.

Why not round them up for future reference?

More photos of this style of quilt:

http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/denim-circle-quilt

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/xwi1FSUI-9TYN9mPLWFyNQ

http://juicy-bits.typepad.com/juicy_bits/2009/07/107-here-come-the-goodies.html

http://www.elegacyquilts.com/Library%20of%20Images/James%20Family%20I%20-%2043x70%20Haley%27s%20Cathedral%20Windows.JPG
(from this page:  http://www.elegacyquilts.com/patchwork_quilts.htm)

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Here's a different way to do a circle denim quilt: 

http://anitaestes.blogspot.com/2008/01/rob-peter-to-pay-paul.html

(This pattern uses nothing but denim circles and decorative stitching, which would make a lighter quilt and eliminate the need to cut all those squares.)

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This pattern is similar to the others, but it uses circles of cotton (or fleece, or whatever fabric you choose) instead of squares, and the end product is a raggedy mat instead of a blanket:
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf27141758.tip.html

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Here's another pattern (available for purchase) with a pretty picture:
http://bonniebbuttons.com/details/quilts/9800sc.htm

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Ok, this last one isn't the same style of quilt, but it is denim.  I just stumbled across it while getting the other links together, and I like it, so I thought I'd throw it in here, too.  The use of the jeans' seams as a diagonal element in each square-- very nice!

http://www.ehow.com/how_2223035_recycle-old-blue-jeans-quilt.html