These circles provide the perfect contrast to the stark lines of the sticks. They also give great texture to the back of the quilt. I have been doing a lot of circle quilting and much of it done with robotics. While it is easy to get a perfect circle with the computerized quilting what isn’t so easy to get the positioning throughout the quilt set correctly. Even more challenging is to have to restart in the middle of the pattern, but the effect is worth it.