Strip Quilt Pattern Reboot

Huzzah! A finished quilt – just in time for fall too. This quilt is a remake of my Bushel and a Peck pattern. It’s the perfect Jelly Roll quilt pattern and comes together so quick, thanks to strip piecing. And in honor of it’s completion, the pattern is on sale. As are ALL of my patterns right now. Read more for all of the details.

Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern - Bushel and a Peck by Amy Smart

As I mentioned, this quilt is a remake of my Bushel and a Peck pattern. I recently was smitten by My Mind’s Eye’s latest collection for Riley Blake Designs, Gingham Foundry

This collection is full of smoky grays and navy as well as the perfect straw-colored yellow. I love all of the prints. So I needed to find a way to play with them all in one quilt.  I’ve been wanting to update the cover of my Bushel and a Peck cover for sometime, and this felt like the perfect chance.  I grabbed a Jelly Roll (aka Rolie Polie) set of precuts – the easiest way to get a collection of coordinated fabrics cut into 2 1/2″ strips and ready to go!

Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern - Bushel and a Peck by Amy Smart

This design is my favorite strip Jelly Roll quilt pattern and is SO fast and easy to make thanks to strip piecing. (If you’re new to strip-piecing, I’ve got lots of helpful tricks and tips to make strip piecing most effective here.)

Jelly Roll Precuts quilt pattern - featuring Strip piecing

You can see some of the previous versions of this quilt – A Bushel and a Peck – here. I love how it turns out in every color way. An easy way to create a scrappy-looking quilt.

Machine quilting by Sew Shabby Quilting

This quilt was machine quilted by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. We used the Chicken Wire design – which feels perfect for a Farmhouse-inspired-quilt. 

Gingham Foundry Farmhouse Quilt made by Amy Smart - Diary of a Quilter

For the backing I used the gray on cream floral print from Gingham Foundry.

Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern - Bushel and a Peck by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter

I got out for a quick photo shoot this past week. The nights are getting shorter so I have to get my act together earlier in the day to get pictures before it gets too dark. I’m also trying to get out into the nearby canyon and Utah mountains as much as I can over the next few weeks. It’s the best time of the year, but things change fast around these parts. I’ve got to soak up every color way.

Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern - Bushel and a Peck by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter

I grabbed a good shot of the full quilt on a recent drive to an anniversary getaway. (Since I was going to have my trusty quilt holder along with me, it was the perfect chance.)  I made this version slightly smaller than the throw-size quilt on the pattern – 16 blocks instead of 20. I wanted a smaller throw-version this time and this is just the right size for a couch-quilt.


Quilt Pattern Sale

As I mentioned, all of my quilt patterns are on sale this week! This time of year is one of my favorite times to take on a new project: we’re back to routines, kids are mostly in school, life feels a little more manageable and I’m ready to start some holiday sewing. In case you’re feeling the same way, you can take 25% off all quilt patterns in my shop using the code TIMETOSEW. Sale goes through Oct 3.

You can find my shop here at Diary of a Quilter Shop.

While you’re there, I’ve also started listing a lot of my sample quilts. I’m selling them off with all proceeds going to Lifting Hands InternationalCatholic Community Services, and Hurricane Ida + other natural disaster clean-up efforts through LDS Charities. (If you buy a quilt and prefer a donation to a different organization, I’m happy to make that donation instead!)

You can find all finished quilts for sale here.


Thank you all for your support and encouragement of me (and so many others) over the years. Wishing you a safe and productive fall.


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  • Reply
    kailey khaiy
    September 27, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    really nice

  • Reply
    October 2, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Amy, what background fabric did you use with the Gingham Foundry? Those blocks just pop right up!
    Really, really beautiful.

    • Reply
      October 2, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you! I used Riley Blake’s solid in Cloud. It’s a nice, warm white. 🙂

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