2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month

We are “berry” excited to present the 2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month! This has been one of our favorite projects for the past 13 years. This will be the 14th annual Designer Mystery Quilt, and it’s sure to be a surprise.

Can you guess the rest? Here’s a little taste! This year’s quilt finishes at a generous 66.5″ x 84.5″. The Designer Mystery club runs from June 2021 through May 2022, and fabric and patterns for blocks one through twelve will be mailed around the 10th of each month.

Every year, the Designer Mystery quilt is made up of 12 blocks designed by 12 Moda designers and each block measures 12″ x 12″. The great thing about the quilt is that it is perfect for quilters of all levels, so everyone is invited!

This year’s quilt will use fabrics from Strawberries & Rhubarb by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics!

Designer Mystery Block of the Month

Ready to receive a sweet treat each month? When you sign up for the Designer Mystery Block of the Month you’ll receive a shipment of the fabrics and pattern needed to make one block a month for 12 months. In the image below, you can see the spaces your monthly Block of the Month club will fill in (Blocks 1-12).

What You’ll Need

The 2021 Designer Mystery Quilt is exclusive to the Fat Quarter Shop and you won’t find it anywhere else! To complete your quilt, pick up the Designer Mystery Finishing Kit, which also comes loaded with exclusive bonuses, to make the setting seen above. It includes the pattern and fabric for the sashing, borders, and binding. Reserve the Backing Set to receive 5.25 yards of this beautiful red rose floral print. Both the Finishing Kit and Backing Set will ship with your first shipment of the Block of the Month. It comes with an exclusive quilt label by Fig Tree & Co. to commemorate and personalize your quilt.


Designer Mystery 2021 BOM


Finishing Kit


Backing Set

Optional Notions

If you would like some extra help making perfect Half Square Triangles without the fuss, we suggest using 1.5″ Half Square Triangle Paper by Triangles on a Roll and 2” Half Square Triangle Paper by Triangles on a Roll when completing the blocks for this quilt.

Finishing Your Quilt

After sewing up your blocks that comprise the main part of the quilt, you will need additional fabric to complete the center block, corners, borders, binding and backing. These fabrics are in the Finishing Kit, but if you don’t have one, you may use the Fabric Requirements below to know which fabrics from the Strawberries and Rhubarb collection you’ll need to make your quilt like the pattern.


Block Fabric Requirements 

We’re providing the fabric requirements for the blocks for those who didn’t get a spot in the Block of the Month club. The block patterns will be released in July of 2022.



We have 12 lovely Moda Designers that contributed sampler blocks for this year’s Designer Mystery Quilt! You may recognize some familiar faces and even meet some new ones.

We are sew excited to get started with this year’s Designer Mystery Block of the Month! It runs from June 2021-May 2022 and will ship around the 10th of each month. Meet your fellow Designer Mystery quilters by joining the Designer Mystery Group on Facebook (where we will also be posting monthly updates and where you can ask questions) and follow along on Instagram with the #2021DesignerMystery hashtag!

Have you sewed a past Designer Mystery Quilt? If so please leave a comment and tell us all about it!

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  1. Dear FQS, I love your designer mysteries. I have made your 2013 Fig Tree baskets, stars and houses, 2016 Lella Boutique with Little Miss Sunshine, 2017 American Jane with Spring-a-Ling, and the 2019 Orchard by April Rosenthal. I have to confess I made 3 variations of the 2013 quilt and 2 of the 2016 quilt. I am currently working on the 2020 Bloomington by Lella Boutique. They were all wonderful and I’m looking forward the the 2021 edition (I love the setting you have designed). Would you consider posting a picture of each of the 13 finished quilts from each year you have done them. I’m sure many would love to see them.