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2022 Designer Mystery Block of the Month

We are bursting at the seams with excitement! Keeping this secret under wraps is no easy task, but our 2022 Designer Mystery Block of the Month will be worth the wait! This will be Fat Quarter Shop’s 15th Annual Designer Mystery Quilt, and it’s sure to be a surprise. This quilt weaves together comfort and inspiration, with 12 sampler blocks made in Nantucket Summer by Camille Roskelley for Moda Fabrics for a palette that’s sure to soothe your soul.

Designer Mystery Block of the Month Club
Designer Mystery Block of the Month Logo

This year’s quilt is Full Size, finishing at 80.5” square. The Designer Mystery Block of the Month runs from June 2022 through May 2023. Members will receive a block pattern and fabric each month (and don’t worry, there’s a little extra included to allow for starching or miscuts).

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!

Designer Mystery Block of the Month Quilt
Here’s a teensy sneak peek. Can you guess the rest?

What You’ll Need

The 2022 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 comes with some bonus goodies, including a beautiful coordinating keepsake box perfect for holding your blocks and patterns. It includes the pattern and fabric for the sashing, borders, and binding to finish the 80.5″ square quilt. Reserve the Designer Mystery Backing Set to receive 7.625 yards of this lovely blue floral print and a bonus quilt label available ONLY with the purchase of this backing set. Both the Finishing Kit and Backing Set will ship with your first shipment of the Block of the Month.

Finishing Your Quilt

After sewing up your blocks that comprise the main part of the quilt, you will need additional fabric to complete your quilt. 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 Nantucket Summer collection you’ll need to make your quilt like the pattern.

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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 2023.

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Designer Mystery Block of the Month Backing Set
The exclusive Designer Mystery quilt label adds the perfect finishing touch, only available with the Backing Set.

Optional Notions

If you would like some extra help making perfect half-square triangles without the fuss, we suggest using Triangles on a Roll Triangle Paper in H150, H200 and H300. These are completely optional to use.

Designer Mystery Block of the Month Featured Guest Designers

Twelve incredible Moda Designers contributed sampler blocks for this year’s Designer Mystery Quilt! You may recognize some familiar faces and even meet some new ones.

Block 1
Camille Roskelley
Thimble Blossoms

Block 2
Lisa, Karla and Susan

Stacy Iest Hsu
Block 3
Stacy Iest Hsu
Brigitte Heitland
Block 4
Brigitte Heitland
Zen Chic

Block 5
Vanessa Goertzen
Lella Boutique
April Rosenthal
Block 6
April Rosenthal
Prairie Grass Patterns
Barb & Mary
Block 7
Barbara Groves
Me & My Sister Designs

Block 8
Corey Yoder
Coriander Quilts
Joanna Figueroa
Block 9
Joanna Figueroa
Fig Tree & Co.
Creativity Shell
Block 10
Shelancia Daniel
Creativity Shell

Block 11
Sherri & Chelsi
A Quilting Life & Chelsi Stratton Designs
Lisa Bongean
Block 12
Lisa Bongean
Primitive Gatherings

We are sew excited to get started with this year’s Designer Mystery Block of the Month! It runs from June 2022 to May 2023 and will ship around the 10th of each month. Meet your fellow Designer Mystery quilters by joining the Designer Mystery Group on Facebook (where you can ask questions and get support) and follow along on Instagram with the #2022DesignerMystery hashtag!

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

Happy Quilting!


    1. You would need to add borders around the edge between 9 and 14″ wide, or you could add an additional row of blocks on both sides to make it larger.

  1. Is there a way that I could make this a king size quilt ?? I asked this earlier and did not get an answer

    1. I found the price here’s how click on the block of the month link, then scroll to description it’s all in there.

    2. Please look at the response from Kate that is on your other post. I think her answer about borders and extra blocks is spot on – you would need to buy extra fabric in addition to the monthly kits to make it bigger.

  2. What is included with the Block of the Month? Is it just the fabric, but you have to purchase the finishing kit to get the patterns?

    I’m interested in this, but it’s my first time…thanks!

    1. Jennifer,
      Each month you receive the pattern and fabric to make the block for that month. You will need to purchase SEPARATELY the FINISHING and BACKING sets if you want the complete quilt, as shown by FQS. I’m sure if you still have questions, just give customer service a call…they’re all amazing and will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

    2. This is my third one. You receive the pattern and a generous amount of fabric to complete the block. In past years, you could purchase just the finishing pattern. But I found that purchasing the finishing kit is so much easier than trying to find the fabric to complete the top.

  3. Yes. I participated in a few Mystery Block of the Months. My absolute favorite (so far) was Edyta Sitar. I think it was 2016. Love my blues.

  4. I am participating in the 2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month and I’m really enjoying it. A block pattern and fabric arrive once a month and I’m always anxiously waiting for it. A few of the blocks have tested my skill level, but having the Facebook group for support and piecing tips has saved the day. I love this BOM so much, I signed up for 2022! I encourage everyone to join. You won’t regret it.

  5. What about those of us who are not on social media? How do we follow along or get help if needed?

    1. Hi Anne, the patterns are written clearly, with full color diagrams and detailed instructions. If you need any assistance, you can feel free to contact our Customer Service department and they’d be happy to help!

  6. I’m doing the 2021 DM BOM and am LOVING it. A couple of the blocks have tested me, but have taught me to cut carefully and sew precisely (normally user error)! I can’t wait for the 2022 DM quilt. I would highly recommend anyone to do it…you’ll love it. This fabric collection is absolutely beautiful.

    Each month, you receive the fabric and pattern and YES…FQS is great at making sure you have plenty of fabric to starch and make any cutting/sewing mistakes. That’s one of the things I love the most about FQS BOM’s, there’s always plenty of fabric.

    I can’t wait…this is going to make a BEAUTIFUL quilt!!!

    QUESTION…Is there a way to make it larger…queen or king size???

    1. It needs about 18-26 additional inches on the sides to make it King size. A few wide borders or an extra row of blocks would do.

  7. I am really looking forward to this BOM. I love the collection being used for this Mystery quilt. I have done two previous BOM mystery quilts. I am always amazed at the beautiful way
    FQS packages each month’s blocks. Looking forward to

  8. I would love to be a part of this mystery quilt. How do I get started? Can I just call you to set things up

  9. I wasn’t going to sign up for this year’s Designer Mystery until your newsletter for Feb. 14. I loved the hint of the finishing kit block and so I made my reservations. This will be my third Designer Mystery quilt although I have purchased patterns for previous Designer Mystery quilts and have used one or two of those blocks. Keep up the fantastic work and all those “too tempting” projects.

  10. Just registered for this lovely quilt, however there were no more Finishing Kits. Will there be more coming? Can’t wait to see the different blocks. I have done about 5 of your Designer Mystery Quilts and couldn’t wait then either. Many thanks for all you do.

  11. I thought I had reserved the 3 mystery kit supplied for 1 cent each for 2022. I believe this was an option one email earlier. If possible would you please check for me. I have done the past two years and really enjoy doing them. I have loved the pattern and fabric.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous quilt, but when you add the monthly quilt block, the finishing kit and backing this quilt is $462.20. A bit too pricey for me..

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