Apr 9, 2016

Free Easter, Spring, and Passover + Chickens! Quilt and Craft

It's so much fun creating colorful quilts, wall hangings, table toppers, Easter baskets, or creative children crafts to welcome in the hopes of Spring and the season or renewal, hope, peace and freedom.

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, absolutely loved it!

Looking for some St. Patrick's Day Ideas?

Scroll to the bottom of the post!

Whether you make an Easter quilt, or Easter basket or bag, pillowcases, or my current favorite 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)

Amish Basket see Marcia Hohn's block at:


12" block from Marcia Hohn at Quilter's Cache

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

Baby Flower Box:


Basket Blocks by Gwen Marston:


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


This is a 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


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.

Bunny Appliqué Folk Art

Cactus Pot Basket Block


Pot 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:
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


Easter Bunny Wallhangings with pdf downloaded files at the linking site

Easter Bunny Trail Banner w. embroidery


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:


Wendy Gratz at Shiny Happy World

Crazy Easter Egg Struttin' Chick

Easter Wall Quilt 16.8" x 11. 6" (wouldn't this make a beautiful nursery wall hanging quilt?)


Carrot Table Runner
Better Homes and Gardens

Faded Baskets Table Topper 36" x 36", by BOM Quilts

Print 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


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

Holiday 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


Posy Post Quilt


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


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


Sweet Dreams (shown)


Umbrella Stand 6" x 6" Quilt Block

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 Size
47 1/2" x 47 1/2"

6" Basket Quilt Blocks

10"and more Summertime Basket Quilt Blocks

12" Flower Basket

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

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 are 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!

Basket, Bags and Bins Ideas:
Scalloped Edge Basket Tutorial

Note: you can either purchase fabric yarn or make your own from t-shirts.

(Has great photo tutorial of how to crochet over rope.) 

This has a pretty ring of grannys around the side of the basket.

Amigurumi bunny is the focal point of this amazing project.

(Have to use translate for directions, good luck but you can do it!)

You will have to register to download the free pattern

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

Spring Crafts

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.


Quiltscapes Hen Party Chicks Pincushions:


Hen Party Chicks @ Sew We Quilt: 


Spring Chickens @ Riley Blake Designs:

Printer-Friendly Instruction

 PATTERN' I ♥ Appliqué
~ Raw Edge Appliqué Basics

Free Pincushion, Pincushion/Thread Catcher,Armrest Pincushion Caddy Patterns:

LOG CABIN Chicken Pin Cushion!!!

thanks for the pdf link to the Ocean Waves Quilt Guild and to the photo of a pincushion, made and featured at the "The Chicken Run" Challenge Group..see lots and lots of chickens!!

Riley Blake website:
↑ Tried folding rick-rack for the comb, too. So cute, makes me smile.
"Hen Party Chicks."
You've got to admit, they're adorable ~ Don't they just make you smile?!
I think everyone should have a basketful of these cheerful chicks.
Printable Instructions

More to check out for the same chicken pincushion idea:

Chicken Pin Cushion  Quilt Patterns

www.quiltingworks.com/cabin-fever/projects/chicken-pin-cushion.htm 2 identical log cabin blocks, 4" x 4" (3 1/2" x 3 1/2" finished); 1 square 2" x 2" of ... Lay down one log cabin block, right side up, as illustrated with the dark half  Fat Quarter Bundles, Original Quilt Kits, Quilting Fabrics & FREE Quilt Patterns
Chicken Pin Cushion from QuiltingWorks.com 

Weathervane wall quilt, free pattern by Debbie Busby at All People Quilt

Rise and Shine wall hanging, free pattern by Wendy Sheppard at Ivory Spring

Mr. Rooster, free pattern by Caroll at West Michigan Quilter

Cat's Rooster, free pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sew Hooked

Jaunty Rooster, free pattern by Julie Lynch for Benartex

Birds of a Feather wall quilt by Cynthia Scott at Janome

Redwork Chicken Embroidery Pattern by Cheryl C. Fall for

Rise and Shine Placemat Tutorial by Vicki Welsh

Rooster Quilt Block, free pattern at How Stuff Works

Chickens in the Coop, inspired by “Birds of a Feather” from Kevin Kosbab, made by Laura Boehnke for All People Quilt

Hen and Flowers wall hanging, free pattern at All People Quilt

Cocks Crow in the Morn, free pattern by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt

Passover and Other Special Occasions, Gifts, and Ideas:

An inspirational example of improvisational string quilt at its finest!
from The Summer Sampler Series: Swim Bike Hike at


Cutting Triangles:
Download the Triangle Template here,

no longer connect to the site, but you make figure it out on your own ;-)

Gefilte Quilt http://gefiltequilt.blogspot.com/

Passover's Coming: 25 Ideas for Matzoh Fabric

Flying Geese as Exodus Story


art quilting ideas!

Brooch to represent the Passover Exodus to freedom

Again..all of the above ideas are from :

Gefilte Quilt

Passover's Coming: 25 Ideas for Matzoh Fabric http://gefiltequilt.blogspot.com/

Sew Up Some Drink Coasters for Yourself Or a Friend Maria Bywater

How to Sew the Pomegranate Atarah for a Tallit | Video Tutorial
Maria Bywater

How do you make a sewing project Jewish without using Hebrew phrases or Jewish symbols?

Maria Bywater

1. Bag of Plagues

2. Passover Pictionary

3. Simple Origami Jumping Frogs

4. Acting out the Plagues

5. Tuna Can Seder Plate

6. Plagues Craft

7. Make a Passover Seder Plate

8. Fun Passover Crafts

9. Make a Matzo Cover

10. Ten Plagues on Plates

11. Moses Crafts

12. Hebrew Copy Work and Printables

13. Lego Seder Plate

14. Passover Puppets

15. Passover Puzzle

16. Passover Masks

17. Free Passover Lapbook

18. Passover Finger Puppets

19. Seder Placemat

20. Passover Flip Frogs

21. Passover Paper Plates (Copy these for DIY)

22. Sheep Crafts

23. Passover Doorpost

24. 10 Plagues Lesson and Free Printable Booklet

25. God Leads Lesson and Free Printable Booklet

26. Crossing the Red Sea Lesson and Free Printable Booklet

27. Paper Tube Moses

28. Moses and the Red Sea Crossing

29. Moses Felt Story Set

30. Exodus Crafts

31. Plaques Puppets

32. Life of Moses File Folder Lapbook

33. Moses Crafts

34. Plaque Lesson

35. 10 Plagues Free Mini Book

36. Free Moses Clip Art

37. DIY Afikoman Bag

38. Moses and the Burning Bush

39. My Passover Lamb & Counting The Omer

40. LOTS of fun crafts for a Christ Focused Passover

41. Passover Copy Work
White Star of David Ornament Crochet Pattern: Made with and from Red Heart Yarn!

Download Printable Instructions

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

Project Number: LW3275
Designed By: Kristen Stoltzfus
Skill Level:


Project Type:



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:

Coiled Fabric Basket Pattern
Fabric Basket
Crocheted Fabric Basket Passover Paterns pdf download sent to me by a friend

Afikomen Bag
Basket for Baby Moses for Your Seder Table
Crazy Quilt Pillow
Edible Seder Place Cards
Etched Glass Miriam’s Cup
Hand-Painted Matzah Cover
Holiday Plate
Matzah Cover
Miriam’s Cup Doily
Painted Matzah Cover
Painted Miriam’s Cup
Passover Afikomen Bag
Passover Matzah Cover
Passover Pillow
Pesach Place Cards
Also for recipes and other wonderful Passover posts:

Do Check out Cheryl Lynch's blog

She celebrates Passover and the traditions for her children in some truly lovely ways!

My themes contain these among others. See top of my web page for updated links.

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