For the circle, I needlepointed a piece of canvas with yarns, embroidery floss and other fibers. I finally finished the needle point last week after working on it from the beginning. Obviously, I just wasn't applying myself! I cut away the excess canvas and sewed the circle to the quilt by machine. I crocheted two of the yarns into a long chain and couched it around the outside of the needlepoint to hide the canvas. I loved making this piece.