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2020 Designer Mystery Block of the Month

This time of year, I’m busy working on lots of top secret stuff… (new fabric + new patterns = big reveal in early May!) Until then, I’m sharing my progress on Fat Quarter Shop’s 2020 Designer Mystery Block of the Month.

2020 Mystery Designer Block of the Month quilt by Fat Quarter Shop. Flower quilt blocks made in Bloomington fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

the 2020 DESIGNER MYSTERY BLOCK OF THE MONTH program

Every year, Fat Quarter Shop organizes a Designer Mystery Block of the Month featuring 12 blocks from 12 Moda Designers. As the name implies, the block design each month is a surprise! I’ve been getting these little surprise packages from FQS each month since last June. Talk about fun mail. Just a couple blocks left to be revealed!

2020 Designer Mystery Block of the Month by Fat Quarter Shop. Fabric is Bloomington by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

The 2020 Designer Mystery quilt features my Bloomington fabric collection. Finished block is 12″ x 12″, finished quilt is 70.5″ x 70.5″. Unfortunately, the 2020 block subscription kits are all sold out. However, if you missed out on 2020, you should definitely check out the 2021 Designer Mystery BOM here.

And don’t fret. If you want to make the 2020 version, Fat Quarter Shop will release all the block patterns in July 2021. HINT: If you want to use Bloomington fabric, you should start looking now before the fabric is gone. I’ve included a link to the block and finishing material lists below:

Of course, you can come up with your own fabric choices. Print out the materials lists so you have a basic map (and a place to jot down substitutions). It is also worth noting that I’ve made a list of the Bloomington matching solids in a post here if you want to supplement Bloomington yardage you may already have. Otherwise, you can look for collections with similar color palettes to Bloomington (i.e. a variety of blues + greens + pinks). Your local quilt shop will certainly be willing to help.

*UPDATE* The 2020 Moda Designer Mystery block pattern instructions are available for download in one bundle, along with the finishing instructions:

Blocks #1-6

Here’s a peek at the first batch of blocks. I’ll post the other 6 once I’ve received them all and stitched them up.

2020 Mystery Designer Block of the Month. Block 1 is May Day by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Flower quilt blocks made in Bloomington fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
2020 Designer Mystery Block of the Month by Fat Quarter Shop. Block 1 is May Day by Lella Boutique
2020 Mystery Designer Block of the Month. Block 2 is Lily of the Lake by Minick & Simpson. Flower quilt blocks made in Bloomington fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
2020 Mystery Designer Block of the Month. Block 2 is Lily of the Lake by Minick & Simpson.
2020 Mystery Designer Block of the Month. Block 3 is Heritage Rose by Brenda Riddle. Flower quilt blocks made in Bloomington fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
2020 Mystery Designer Block of the Month. Block 3 is Heritage Rose by Brenda Riddle.
2020 Mystery Designer Block of the Month. Block 4 is All About Anemone by April Rosenthal. Flower quilt blocks made in Bloomington fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
2020 Mystery Designer Block of the Month. Block 4 is All About Anemone by April Rosenthal.
2020 Mystery Designer Block of the Month. Block 5 is Bellflower by Bonnie & Camille.
2020 Mystery Designer Block of the Month. Block 6 is Squash Blossom Surprise by Me & My Sister Designs.

It sure makes a pretty garden of flower quilt blocks, don’t you think? Which one is your favorite?

2 Comments

  1. Celeste M Rockwell

    April 6, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Since the 5110-16 is not available, what would your next option be for the backing???

    1. lellaboutique

      April 9, 2021 at 8:55 am

      I was able to find many purchase options online for Bloomington just by googling. Etsy.com is always a great option since you can search many shops at once. (I would just search for “Bloomington fabric by Lella Boutique” and browse the options). OR, you could always go for one of the coordinating solids/BasicGrey Grunges. You can find all the information about Bloomington coordinates in this blog post:
      https://blog.lellaboutique.com/2019/10/bloomington-fabric/

      Hope that helps!

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