Spring into Easter, and Passover, and Other Special Holidays!


Whether you make an Easter quilt, or Easter basket's a fun list of Easter pattern links..not just for quilts, and quilt blocks but a few super cute Easter crafts, too!

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 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 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,

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.
Amish Basket 12" block from Marcia Hohn at Quilter's Cache

A Tisket-a-Tasket 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 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.

Cactus Pot Basket Block 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: 
you do have to create a user name to sign in to it's all free! 

Easter Basket Postcard Quilt by Auntie for Quiltzine

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

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:


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?)  

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

 Floral Basket 1

  Floral Basket 2 paper pieced tulip block, 6" x 6" Happy Easter 28 x 35 cm download Happy Easter

Holiday Harvest Quilt Pattern

Jeannie's 10" Basket Block Pattern  

May Baskets 55 1/2" x 68 1/2"  
Mini Basket Sampler Quilter's Online Resource Quilt, pieced and appliqued  

Posy Post Quilt,2045,DIY_15080_2505146,00.html 

A Simply Quilts Pattern which combines Irish chain and applique 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 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

12" Flower Basket Quilt Block

12" Woven Baskets Quilt Block Pattern

15" Amish Baskets Quilt Block Pattern

16" Checkerboard Flower Basket Quilt Block Pattern

Cactus Pot Quilt Block 


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 drawstring for a little treat inside!

Just added: Pin Cushion in a Cup Tutorial 
Fabulous Easter gift for yourself or a sewing friend.
 Isn't this the cutest pincushion, ever? Check it out and find a tutorial to make your own at: \


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


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:

aster 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:

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