April 11 ~ Quilt of the Day

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Spiderweb Mini Quilt by Rita, Red Pepper Quilts

Rita from Red Pepper Quilts (and a Sew,Mama,Sew! board member) writes a little more about her mini quilt here. She added the quilt to the Mini Quilt Monday group… Check it out!

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94 Responses to April 11 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Erika Ray says:

    I love this!!

  2. Cinnamon Sangria says:

    A great design, thank you for sharing.

  3. Tina says:

    I’ve been saving scraps for this very thing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Shelly says:

    I love the use of selveges!

  5. sewlindaann says:

    I love her work, it’s always so inspiring and this is no exception!! Must check out that mini quilt site!

  6. Patty Simmons says:

    This and Jackie’s quilts are awesome.

  7. Lynn D. says:

    This is fantastic!

  8. Megan Presley says:

    I love spiderweb quilts and think this would be perfect for one of my next projects!

  9. Jessica says:

    This is adorable. I follow Rita’s blog and she always makes the prettiest things!

  10. Deb V says:

    I like this quilt a lot. I had not seen a spider web quilt design before.

  11. Marcia W. says:

    Red Pepper is one of my favorite blogs. This mini quilt follows along with Jacq’s Tallgrass selvedge quilt…I can see myself making a small mini quilt…Thank you Rita.

  12. Kathy says:

    Great quilt! I love all of the colors and how she’s using all of those selvages that are so pretty!

  13. Very nice!

  14. Julia says:


  15. Jane says:

    Wow! I’ll have to start collecting my selvages!

  16. Jessy says:

    I love spiderweb quilts, and the quilting is great on this one!

  17. Sara says:

    That’s the most colorful spider web I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing it.

  18. Delia says:

    How did I miss this one? I like the fabric on this one too.

  19. Rachel says:

    she’s one of my favorite quilters!

  20. Lisa says:

    I love it!

  21. Sara says:

    Bright and crisp!

  22. Carrie L says:

    I always like her colors and simplicity. Thanks for featuring her!

  23. Patti M says:

    Love the colors and the design! Beautiful!

  24. Jessica says:

    I love this quilt!!!

  25. Christine says:

    I love the selvage quilt. I wish I had saved more of mine.

  26. Robyn says:

    I knew there was a reason to save selvedges! I love this design

  27. Rochelle says:

    So cute and creative.

  28. Barb in MI says:

    It looks just great – as pretty much everything Rita does. Lurking on her blog regularly…

  29. Lori says:

    What a beautiful design! I think I may try something similar in a large bed quilt! Thanks soooo much for sharing! Now you have my brain cells whirring with excitement! haha

  30. SofiAlgarvia says:

    Really beautiful!
    It looks like a caleidoscope! Uau!!!

  31. Louby Lou says:

    Wow! Fantastic! Love Rita’s work, it’s always an inspiration. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Krystina says:

    Really amazing.

  33. delitealex says:

    very cute.

  34. Julie says:

    I would have never thought to use those selvages like that! But it looks awesome!

  35. Sam says:

    awesome! I love the selvages, and that she centered on the inverse of the “spiderweb”. Love it!

  36. Abby says:

    I’d love to make one of these full-sized.

  37. Elizabeth says:

    This quilt is really fun! I love it!

  38. Becky says:

    This is great. And with the right fabrics would make a more masculine quilt for a guy. I love the way she stitched it too.

  39. sookhyun says:


  40. Kelli says:

    I’m thinking of taking on a spider web quilt, but I’m still not sure …Rita’s quilt is good motivation to try it though! Very nice!!

  41. craftytammie says:


  42. Kaye Prince says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to try out a spiderweb for awhile not – thanks for the inspiration!

  43. holly says:

    i love that she included the selvedges!

  44. Cristi says:

    This is interesting!

  45. simone says:

    Such a great star string quilt! Great colors with the lining background!

  46. Jenny says:

    really beautiful, so much play with the color and shapes!

  47. Karo says:

    so pretty!

    when it’s finally my turn to send out fabric in a bee i recently joined (my month is next february. long wait.), i plan on having everyone work on a spiderweb quilt.
    they’re so gorgeous, it’s a fabulous way to use up even the most narrow scrappy strips and i’m hoping to ask everyone to add just a little bit of their own scraps to make the quilt extra special.

    in the meantime, i should really practice on a mini version like this one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Marcelle says:

    I really like this quilt, extremely perfect symmetry. I’m really tempted now to try quilting, will do a small project first when I find some beautiful fabric.

  49. Andi says:

    Another amazing quilt – including the selvedges makes it really unique!

  50. upstatelisa says:

    ACK! I love it! Rita’s piecing is impeccable! Love the addition of selvedge!

  51. Becca says:

    So nice & bright! I love the combination of the bright fabrics with the neutral color!

  52. Claudia says:

    WOW, what a beautiful design!
    Kind regards from
    Claudia from Germany

  53. Ethne says:

    These quilts make me wish I bought metres of fabric with lots of selvages – but that’s just not the case unfortunately

  54. Sylvie says:

    This quilt is fantastic!

  55. Manechka says:

    Great collection of projects on your flickr! I just love the mini quilts you’ve created! Valentine’s Day and a Thank You Note quilts are just lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Leah says:

    Whoa! I love that there is a way to use selvedge pieces! I always hate tossing them…

  57. Valerie says:

    So nice! It looks like a great way to use up fabric!

  58. Monika says:

    This one is so cute and lovely! AndI love the selvege bites in it – Iร‚ยดm still collecting mine …

  59. PeachRainbow says:

    Looks like a view from above, of some colorful umbrellas!

  60. Ruth Tillman says:

    This has such a great flow of color and movement. Beautiful and inspirational.

  61. wow!! as always: absolutely fabulous! i would never have the patience to do a big one with those pretty spiderwebs but i will certainly try them for a mini one.
    it looks fabulous!!

  62. Katie says:

    I love it! And I love the simple quilting.

  63. Cathy A says:

    I really like that in a mini quilt!!

  64. Tara says:

    I love your design with neutral linen color. I have used my salvages for other things so I will have to save future ones. Lovely blog, what an experienced quilter you are!

  65. Molly says:

    what a neat idea!

  66. The perfect mini quilt!

  67. Rose L says:

    Oh wow, that is awesome… love the selvedge bits! ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. A mini quilt would be a great place to start with a selvage spider quilt! Thanks for the tips!

  69. Nezabudkina says:

    This mini quilt looks like it would require maximum of skill and patience ๐Ÿ™‚ But it looks wonderful!

  70. sharon says:

    This is a great Quilt and I love Rita’s blog! Thanks Sharonj.

  71. Melissa says:

    Love it! It seems to move!

  72. Sorahart says:

    Ahhh, a mini quilt seems like a good way to get into quilting since I’ve never done it before!

  73. Jenny says:

    Pretty! I love the grey background!! And the red binding is to die for!

  74. Katie B says:

    It’s gorgeous! All of Rita’s stuff is!

  75. alisha says:

    I can’t wait to hear about fabric selection! I love the fabrics in this quilt.

  76. Ramona says:

    A really cool version of the spiderweb quilt. I’m looking forward to hearing more from her this month.

  77. 4vs1 says:

    Fun design!

  78. MamaBee says:


  79. qsogirl says:

    ooh, pretty. I like the “sashing” effect of the selvedges!

  80. Jessica B says:

    Very nice!

  81. Tong says:

    Wow! That looks amazing!

  82. Nanna says:

    Beautiful work!

  83. Jeni says:

    Beautiful! Love that you’ve included selvedges! ๐Ÿ™‚

  84. April says:

    I’ve been seeing so many selvedge quilts lately! I think I could handle it as a mini quilt…might need to finally give it a try.

  85. Margaret says:

    Great mini quilt! I am definitely planning a spider web quilt in my future, love them.

  86. Sarah says:

    I love the use of selvages in this quilt. Rita’s work is always so inspirational!

  87. Mary says:

    THIS on is stunning!

  88. Melissa says:

    I have never seen a quilt that incorporates the salvage edge. That is pretty fun!

  89. Sara says:

    Love love this quilt – and I can imagine the fabric variations would really change the look. thanks for the link!

  90. Susanne says:

    Loving the selvedge look lately. Thanks for showing!

  91. Alison says:

    Very pretty. The mini quilts are such a great way to try some new techniques and colour choices

  92. Marissa says:

    Love this mini quilt! I am constantly inspired!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Linda says:

    This is so cute. I love Rita’s work and look forward to hearing more from her.

  94. Norma says:

    I love Rita’s quilts and this one is no exception!

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