Whether you make an Easter quilt, or Easter basket pillowcases...here's a fun list of Easter pattern links..not just for quilts, and quilt blocks but a few super cute Easter crafts, too!
The Jewish celebration of Passover, The Feast of the Unleavened Bread was practiced by ancient Israelites at the beginning of their New Year, the Spring Equinox. So, I am also including those free patterns, tutorials and links that I have for this blessed holiday, as well. Some are also used for Channukkah, so forgive the cross links and enjoy those, later or make ahead, now!
And of course, if you celebrate Spring in any form, most of these works for Spring and the beginning of new life in the changing season of the light.
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
you do have to create a user name to sign in to allpeoplequilt.com...but it's all free!
Easter Basket Postcard Quilt by Auntie for QuiltzineClick 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
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
Crazy Easter Egg Struttin' Chick
Easter Wall Quilt 16.8" x 11. 6" (wouldn't this make a beautiful nursery wall hanging quilt?)
Faded Baskets Table Topper 36" x 36", by BOM QuiltsPrint this FQS Faded Baskets Instruction Page as a .pdf
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
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 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 http://quickquilts.com/golden/qg74_pattern/ 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 20" Summertime Baskets Quilt Blocks
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!
Quilted Easter chicken pouch (below) from Ulla's Quilting World...open drawstring for a little treat inside!
Passover and Other Special Occasions, Gifts, and Ideas:
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
Download the Triangle Template here,
White Star of David Ornament Crochet Pattern: Made with and from Red Heart Yarn!
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
Dreidel Table Runner & Napkin Holders...make ahead idea
Free Fabric (Coiled Fabric or Crocheted Basket Patterns:
And Just for Fun!!! Easter 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
My own links to lots more free quilt patterns, blocks and holiday or special quilting 'cause and just because' quilts:
- 2,500 Free Quilt Patterns
- Huge List of Free Quilt Block Patterns
- Free Babies, Childrens Quilt Patterns
- Free Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Patterns
- Free Heart Themed Quilt Patterns
- Free Snowman Quilt Patterns
- Free Sewing Accessories Patterns
- Free Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt Patterns
- Free Patriotic Quilt Patterns
- Liberated Quilting: Free Patterns, Blocks, Ideas&Tutorials
- Free Butterfly Quilt Patterns
- Free Easter Quilt Patterns
- Free St.Patricks or Irish Quilt Patterns
- String Quilting:Tutorial and Free Patterns
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