Apr 20, 2014

Spring into Easter, Passover, and Other Special Holidays: Updated 2015

And remember making an 'Easter' quilt can be as simple as making some four patches.... and added some bits and pieces ...just from some scraps you might already have....in bunny, chick, or any pretty Easter fabric!

I used some scraps in Beatrix Potter prints, as shown above, and made this cute but easy, baby quilt and included a little soft fabric book for a quick gift! This little baby quilt is in flannel, and these where all the scraps I had in these colors..so no outside borders, and very simple style..but it is soft and special and still so cute! And best of all, the sweet little one who received it,

Whether you make an Easter quilt, or Easter basket or bag, pillowcases, or my current favorites...garlands, banners, and prayer flags...

Bunny Applique mini quilt
12 x 14"free pattern by Jennifer Heynen at Jennifer Jangles

 Carrot Patch quilt
 52 x 63"
Stacey Day for Windham Fabrics


Tulip quilt 72 x 84", free pattern by Wendy Sheppard for Windham Fabrics

Podunk Posy quilt tutorial by Lea Anne at Podunk Pretties 
 pieced tulip block here 
full quilt here)

A Tisket-a-Tasket http://quickquilts.com/golden/qg63_pattern/ 47" x 59"

Baby Flower Box:http://www.stitchinpost.com/images/free_patterns/FlowerBoxPattern.pdf

Basket Blocks by Gwen Marston:http://www.gwenmarston.com/freePattern/basket.htm
free basket blocks pattern by Gwen Marston; from her Beaver island Quilt Retreat on Baskets. The pattern is for one of eleven baskets quilts she made for the retreat. The quilt is made with 16 pieced baskets and 15 alternate blocks in redwork. Baskets w. Red work 60" x70"

Bitsy Baskets http://www.geocities.com/dsreedo/bitsybaskets.html fast carry along mini basket quilt 22" x 22" from Debbie Reed

Blossom Time by Lydia Quigley of the Rabbit Factory for Clothworks Textiles:
Free Easter Quilt Patterns

Bunny Quilt from Quilting Passion http://quiltingpassion.com/MQs/MQ11/
Blocks create a cute bunny shape! The finished size of this project is approximately 30" x 42", without borders and 42" x 54", with borders.

Cactus Pot Basket Block http://blocksnswaps.blogspot.com/search/label/Cactus%20Pot from Blocks 'n Swap.This basket block was first published in the Oklahoma Farmer Stockman, on January 1, 1930

Carrot Table Runner from All People Quilt: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/ideas/projects/objectsgarmentsother/carrotsticks_1.html

Easter Basket Postcard Quilt by Auntie for Quiltzine 


t Allspice Abounds

Click here to download the EQ5 Project File for Easter Basket Postcard Quilt Printable Block
Click here to download the printable PDF file for the project on this page.

Easter Bunny Parade Wall Hanging http://secretworkshop.com/resources/index.php?item=854546bb510f7eebb

Easter Bunny Wallhangings with pdf downloaded files at the linking site

Easter Bunny Trail Banner w. embroideryhttp://www.holleyberry.com/project.php?id=616

Tulip Garden quilt, 62 x 81" by Hallie O'Kelly at American Quilter's Society

Easter Chicks Decorate and Bunny Luv
Bonnie Sullivan of Salem OR

Check out this darling original wallhanging, wool applique on flannel, 24"x 28" and quilt designed by Bonnie for Fons and Porter, free downloads as of above at: http://www.allthroughthenight.net/All_free.php

 Wendy Gratz at Shiny Happy World

Crazy Easter Egg Struttin' Chick

Patchwork Craft for Easter - Easter Quilt or Wall Hanging
Easter Wall Quilt 16.8" x 11. 6" (wouldn't this make a beautiful nursery wall hanging quilt?) http://www.craftideas.info/html/easter_patchwork_.html

 Carrot Table Runner
 Better Homes and Gardens

Selvage Easter Eggs

Faded Baskets Table Topper 36" x 36", by BOM QuiltsPrint this FQS Faded Baskets Instruction Page as a .pdf

 Pastel Party :All People Quilt mini quilt

 Bunny Patch quilt, 38 x 46", free pattern  All People Quilt

Floral Basket 1 http://www.marcusbrothers.com/makeit/projects/butterscotch_basket/index.html

Floral Basket 2 http://www.paperpanache.com/tuopen.htm paper pieced tulip block, 6" x 6"

Happy Easter
28 x 35 cm
download Happy Easter

 Patchwork Peter Rabbit wall hanging, 18 x 20" The Crafty Quilter






 oliday Harvest Quilt Pattern

Jeannie's 10" Basket Block Pattern
May Baskets http://quickquilts.com/golden/qg33_pattern/ 55 1/2" x 68 1/2"

Mini Basket Sampler Quilter's Online Resource Quilt, pieced and appliqued http://www.nmia.com/~mgdesign/qor/styles/mini/minipatterns/minibasketsamp.html

Posy Post Quilt http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_qlt/article/0,2045,DIY_15080_2505146,00.html A Simply Quilts Pattern which combines Irish chain and applique

 Simple Spring table runner or placemats 
Natalia Bonner as seen at Moda Bakeshop

 Honey Bunny mini quilt Don't Look Now

Redwork Baskets patterns http://chickadeehollow.net/free-embroidery.htm
Scrap Baskets by Carol Doaks:This quick and easy wall quilt features a 7" basket block that is perfect for those left-over scraps. Click to download the pdf

Scrappy Baskets...15" finished quilt block of quick pieced HQTs

Stamp Basket Quilt http://www.benartex.com/projects/p_stampbasket.php

Sweet Dreams (shown)http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/sweet_dreams_quilt/

Umbrella Stand 6" x 6" Quilt Block http://qnm.com/webextras/feature210/

Will Work for Eggs 25" x 34" wallhanging with bunnies and eggs by Jerree McDade

 April Bite Size Quilt, 12"square mini, mug rug or tiny table decor
Quilt Patterns Direct


Yo Yo Nines designed by Kathy L. Reinhard from Golden Quilts for McCalls.Fabulous yo yo baskets! Finished Quilt Size47 1/2" x 47 1/2"

6" Basket Quilt Blocks

10"and more Summertime Basket Quilt Blocks

12" Flower Basket Quilt Block

12" Woven Baskets Quilt Block Pattern

15" Amish Baskets Quilt Block Pattern

16" Checkerboard Flower Basket Quilt Block Pattern


 Amsterdam quilt, 38 x 52", free pattern Bijou Lovely Designs





Hoppy Easter mini quilt, free pattern from my friends at Attic Window Quilt Shop








Rabbit Dance courtesy of  Havel's Sewing


Cactus Pot Quilt Block

Bunny Hop Pillow
 Amy at Ameroonie Designs

And don't forget how easy and how much fun making Easter pillowcases can be! Use my magical 'burrito' pillowcase pattern and a yard and maybe a bit more for trim..and you'll have a darling pillowcase in no time at all!
Make a Magic 'Burrito' Pillowcase

And consider making a little 'stuffy' toy or a little Easter gift accessory for yourself, a family member or a friend!

Funny Bunny Stuffy

Chicken Pincushions with Thread Caddy Nests

Quilted Easter chicken pouch (below) from Ulla's Quilting World...open drawstring for a little treat inside!

Egg Mug Rug
tutorial :Where The Orchids Grow


Free Fabric (Coiled Fabric or Crocheted Basket Patterns:


...here's a fun list of photo ideas from some of my own projects files, and from so many other "Easter/Passover/ and Celebrate Spring!"pattern links..not just for quilts, and quilt blocks but a few super cute Easter crafts, too!

Any spring colors, any styles in so many different crafts to choose from!  And do come back as these are updated all of the time. Just click on my my master link list up at the top border, or over on the side gadgets to the right!


Easter Crafts & Activities for Kids Home Page

This includes ideas for all of these crafts for and with children
:Easter Basket, Bunny, Chicks, Lambs, Crafts for Kids
Easter Hats & Bonnets Crafts Activities for Kids
Easter Eggs, Egg Shells, & Egg Decoration Crafts Activities for Kids
Crafts with Egg Carton
Fabric Easter Basket, Bags and Bins Ideas:


Scalloped Edge Basket Tutorial


And Just for Fun!!! Easter or just plain, Spring!, Crafts for Kids of All Ages and Sizes!

 Easter Crafts  andActivities for Kids Home Page
This includes ideas for all of these crafts for and with children
:Easter Basket, Bunny, Chicks, Lambs, Crafts for Kids 

 Easter Hats; Bonnets Crafts Activities for Kids
Easter Eggs, Egg Shells, & Egg Decoration Crafts Activities for Kids
Crafts with Egg Cartons

Easter Coloring Pages & Printouts
Easter Basket Crafts for Kids
Easter Bunny Crafts for Kids
Easter Chicks Crafts for Kids
Easter Lambs Crafts Ideas for Kids
Easter Hats & Bonnets Crafts Activities for Kids
Easter Eggs & Egg Decoration Crafts Activities for Kids
Crafts with Egg Shells
Crafts with Egg Cartons
Jesus Crafts Ideas for Kids
Spring Crafts

Make Easter Chicks Pop-up Cards, extra to those in links above.

Making Easter Pop-Up Cards

And also from  Easter Crafts  andActivities for Kids Home Page
 If you want to make these adorable pop-up Easter cards then print them in black and white (to color in) or print them in color. You will have to cut out the different parts and paste them together.

Passover and Other Special Occasions, Gifts, and Ideas:

An inspirational example of improvisational string quilt at its finest!

Do Check out Cheryl Lynch's blog She celebrates Passover and the traditions for her children in some truly lovely ways!

  Six Pointed String Star: Chanukkah/Hanukkah, Passover etc.


from The Summer Sampler Series: Swim Bike Hike at

String Star Summer Sampler Series: Six Pointed String Star

Cutting Triangles:

Download the Triangle Template here,

White Star of David Ornament Crochet Pattern: Made with and from Red Heart Yarn!

Easy to crochet and to assemble, these elegant Star of David ornaments
are accented by iridescent beads for a glistening holiday celebration.
Kristen Stoltzfus
  • Easy
  • Crochet
  • Seasonal

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein 316 Soft White

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]

Yarn needle, twelve 6mm iridescent beads, sewing needle and ivory
thread, two pieces of ¼” x 6” (25 mm x 15 cm) white satin ribbon

Ornament measures ½” (11 cm) in diameter.

GAUGE: 13 hdc = 3” (8 cm). Gauge is not critical for this project.

Gift of Gelt Bag make ahead or perhaps use forother  small gifts or as a gift, itself
RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 886 Blue A, 316 Soft White B Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 3.75mm [US F-5] and 5.0mm [US H-8] Yarn needle
Pattern Number: LW3177
Tags: bag, crochet, gelt, gift, hanukah, holiday, rebecca j. venton, Super Saver
Skill Level: Easy
Project Type: Seasonal

 Dreidel Table Runner & Napkin Holders...make ahead idea

Free Fabric (Coiled Fabric or Crocheted Basket Patterns:

My Blog Links:

Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting, with small format art quilts, prayer flags, and comfort quilts for a variety of charitable programs. And best of all, sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join her and make and donate quilts to charitable causes. Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time

1 comment:

Winifred said...

I love that Peter Rabbit quilt, the colours are gorgeous.

The bunting is pretty too. So many beautiful ideas.