May Day Baskets Quilt With Jenny Doan

May Day Baskets Quilt With Jenny Doan | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Missouri Star via Youtube


I love unique patterns, and when I saw this may day baskets quilt by Missouri Star, I knew I had to make it right away. It’s a simple quilt made from half-square triangles. If you are still just starting to learn how to quilt, this pattern is for you. It’s easy and not complicated at all.



  • 1 roll of 2 1/2″ print strips
  • 2 1/2 yards of background fabric (includes inner border)
  • 1 yard of complementary fabric
  • 1 1/4 yards of the outer border
  • 3/4 yard of binding
  • 4 1/2 yards backing
  • clearly perfect slotted trimmers A and B (optional)


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Step 1:

Take two strips, one dark and one light, and sew them together on both sides with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.

Step 2:

Take the clearly perfect slotted trimmer B and cut three-inch half-square triangles. Lay their stitch line on your stitch line and cut side to side. For the next cut, just flip it around. Once done, press them open. You can also use a regular ruler with a 45-degree angle.

May Day Baskets Quilt With Jenny Doan Pattern
Image by Missouri Star via Youtube

Step 3:

To make the basket shape, you also need some of the same sizes of half-square triangles. Take your basket fabric strip and a 2 1/2″ background strip. Sew them on both sides and cut 3-inch half-square triangles.

Step 4:

Lay your half-square triangles just like in the photo below. Sew them together with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

May Day Baskets Quilt With Jenny Doan Tutorial
Image by Missouri Star via Youtube

Step 5:

Take a 6″ background square and a 6″ complementary fabric square. Place them right sides together with the background on top. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the background fabric and sew on both sides of the line with a 1/4″ allowance. Once done, cut directly on the line, then trim into 5 1/2″. Press them open.

Step 6:

Get two pieces of 3″ x 5 1/2″ white rectangles and place them on the sides of the 5 1/2″ block.  Sew them together. Once done, press it open.

You need 6 blocks across and 6 down. Add the inner border, outer border, and backing. Quilt and bind.


May Day Baskets Quilt With Jenny Doan

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