In case you haven’t heard, today is Chinese New Year. The Chinese have traditionally celebrated their new year according to the lunar calendar which is why their new year usually falls in late January or early February. They also do their zodiac a little differently – instead of being based on the month you were born in, the Chinese zodiac goes by the year!
Do you know what your Chinese zodiac sign is? Below we have the years for each sign so you can find yours! You’ll learn a little bit about your personality, and then you can make the traditional free quilt pattern that goes with each sign. (Okay, so maybe the quilt patterns are OUR addition to the mix, but hey, they’re fun!)
Dragon: Playing the Scales Quilt Pattern
1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
Dragons tend to be artsy, charming, imaginative, quirky, and have extremely good luck.
Snake: Snake Trail Quilt Block Pattern
1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Snakes might be cunning, but they’re also smart, graceful, philosophical, and organized.
Horse: Dala Pony Fat Quarter Quilt
1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Horses are always up for an adventure. They’re brave, strong, loyal, and determined.
Sheep: Count Your Blessings Mini Quilts
1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
Sheep are the emotional ones of the zodiac, but they’re also charismatic, creative, and artistic.
Monkey: Sock Monkey Circus Baby Quilt
1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Monkeys are playful and fun to be around. They adapt quickly to new situations.
Rooster: Red Rooster Wall Hanging
1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Roosters are confident and have a flair for the dramatic! They like to go big or go home.
Dog: Patchwork Scottie Dog Pattern
1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Dogs are amiable, loyal, and easy to please. They’re true friends – the type to drop everything for a friend in need.
Boar: Pig in a Blanket Quilt
1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
People born in the year of the boar tend to be social – they love a good party! Boars are pretty easy to get along with.
Mouse: Magic Mouse Maze Quilt
1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996
Mice are intelligent and quick-witted. It’s easy for them to analyze a situation to find the best answer.
Bull: Seeing Red Quilt
1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997
Bulls might be a little stubborn, but they’re also strong and reliable. You can count on a bull to keep their promises.
Tiger: Quirky Stripe Quilt
1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998
Tigers are born leaders. They’re charismatic and capable of winning anyone over.
Rabbit: Moon Bunny Baby Quilt
1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999
Rabbits like to keep the peace – they’re very nurturing and diplomatic.
Does your sign describe you?