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New Block of the Month for 2017

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For the last several years I have been offering a free block of the month quilt pattern to subscribers to our monthly newsletter.

A few months ago, we sent out a survey asking what type and style of project you would like to see for next year’s Block of the Month and we have taken your suggestions to heart. The most popular design ideas were:

  • Wall hanging
  • Medallion style
  • Piecing and appliqué
  • Mystery quilt

For 2017, we have listened and took your suggestions. Instead of a full size quilt, the project is smaller, only 47” x 47”. It is medallion style and it is a mystery quilt with both appliqué and piecing. Instead of a block each month there will be portions of the design to put together.

I have designed the quilt to be a learning experience and it incorporates various piecing techniques so that by the time you finish you will be able to tackle any patchwork project.

Many of you know that I sew all my quilts by hand. One of the reasons is that handwork is portable and you can take it anywhere you go. I have seen a real resurgence of interest in hand piecing the last couple of years and this quilt is a great project to do by hand even if you have never tried hand piecing before. Each clue is a learning step to the next one and, if you choose to sew by hand, by the end of the year you will be an expert. If you prefer sewing by machine, the pattern is written for both hand and machine sewers.


Taping Take Two
Our classroom was transformed into a film studio to produce the videos for the new BOM mystery quilt. We were lucky to find a videographer right in our neighborhood, Adam Vogtman.


We will begin with simply sewing a straight line, then joining four points, curves, eight points, setting in seams, appliqué and so on. There will be video clips to go along with the clues with links to these in each newsletter. The quilt is not a huge project and you should easily be able to complete each clue during the month.

I have designed this quilt in the four colorways shown above. You can pre-order your kit and it will be shipped starting January 20th, so by the time the first clue comes out in February you will be ready to start!

In order to receive all the clues for the BOM, you must be a subscriber to our free monthly newsletters. The links to all patterns and videos will only be in our newsletter. If you have not yet signed up you can do so here.

Watch for more information on this program in Saturday’s newsletter. I hope you are as excited about this as we are.

190 thoughts on “New Block of the Month for 2017

  1. I look forward sewing along. Now to decide what colour way.

  2. Jinny! You are amazing to do this for all of us. Thank you so much!

  3. I have been looking forward to the mystery BOM ever since you announced it would begin in 2017. I can’t decide on which color way either ; ) What an opportunity for us all to learn together! Thanks!

  4. I wish I lived in US. Because 70,- USD for shipping to Germany is too much for me 🙁

    1. We can fit the kit in a legal flat rate envelope to ship for $33.95 international, be sure to notate “cheapest shipping” in the special instructions box and we will help get it to you.

  5. I am looking forward for some hand sewing :-))) .Thank you !

  6. Oh boy! Any excuse to use Jinny’s luscious fabrics – I’m eager to see how the coffee colorway will look. I’ll be eagerly awaiting the first clue! Thanks, Jinny.

  7. Are the pre-printed templates included in the kit or are they extra?

    1. These are an extra optional item available under kit options.

  8. Always been intrigued with Jinny Beyer’s use of color. Looking forward to some inspirational lessons!

  9. I tried to sign up for your newsletter so I can start the 2017 mystery quilt and it said that there was something wrong with the link. I tried a few times with the same answer. Is there a way for me to sign up. Thank you

    1. Please feel free to call the shop toll free at 1-866-759-7373 on Monday or e-mail us at and we will help you get signed up so you don’t miss the fun.

  10. Thanks so much for another inspirational BOM project to look forward to this year, Jinny!

  11. I hope I signed up for this. Love your designs.

  12. Magnífica propuesta la de este quilt “misterioso”. Tenemos todo un año por delante para aprender de una excelente profesora. Muchísimas gracias también desde España.

    1. Translation- Magnificent proposal the one of this quilt “mysterious”. We have a whole year ahead to learn from an excellent teacher. Many thanks also from Spain.

  13. The link will not let me sign up for the newsletter. I would like to do the sew along.

    1. Please feel free to call the shop toll free at 1-866-759-7373 or e-mail us at and we will help you get signed up so you don’t miss the fun.

  14. Excited to start the mystery Quilt

  15. Looking forward to Feb , my birthday month. Love working with color. Looks like a lot of fun just doing piecing parts each month. Thanks. FR

  16. Is the shipping to Canada for the BOM $33.95?.
    Typically your Canada shipping prices are less. Thank you.

    1. The shipping cost to Canada is $23.95.

  17. I am looking forward to doing this mystery quilt. Decisions now which color?

  18. I am so excited to join you all, but will it be possible to sent it to New Zealand as well.

    1. Yes, we can ship to New Zealand in a USPS flat rate envelope.

  19. Thank you for taking the time to do another gorgeous quilt class 🙂 But, can I please ask, do we need the kit to do this or can we use our own fabrics? This looks exciting 🙂

    1. You can absolutely use your own fabrics. The videos and patterns are free as long as you are a newsletter subscriber. We would love to see what you come up with!

      1. Thank you so much 🙂 <3 <3

  20. How do I order kit?

    1. Follow this link to order a kit.

  21. I am looking forward to this Block of Month as I am going to hand piece for the first time, so am using this quilt to learn. Thought this would be a great opportunity as I am having a knee replacement done so will not be able to use the sewing machine. I was disappointed to see on the web site that I have to now wait for the Peacock colourway, never mind the wait will be worth it for those beautiful fabrics.
    Thanks Jinny for your beautiful fabrics and quilt designs.

  22. enjoyed your recent Blog. Thank you for your continued creative, wonderful sharing. BC

  23. Received quilt kit. Can hardly wait to get started!

  24. tres interessee par ce projet , le travail de jenny est toujours admiratif

    1. Translation: Very interested in this project, jenny’s work is always admiring

  25. I would love to join your block of the month quilt it looks amazing

    1. You can sign up on our website here.

  26. Please send me your Newsletter.

  27. This is a beautiful pattern I would to join this

    1. You can sign up on our website here.

  28. Sign me up for the BOM.

  29. What is everyone talking about when they refer to” color way”, I would like to try this.

    1. There are four colorways available for the Moroccan Mystery quilt, be sure to choose your favorite here if purchasing a kit.

  30. I’m, Rita Larson from Milan, TN USA having problems signing up for your newsletter. Excited about this years BOM. Hoping this is enough info to start receiving the newsletter.

  31. Where do we find BOM supply list ?

    1. Many of the supplies needed are part of our weekly web special this week, which you can find here. We also will provide more details with the first clue in February’s newsletter.

  32. I received my coffee colour way mystery quilt and preprinted templates in the mail today in Manitoba, Canada, a day earlier than I even expected it to ship. Wow! What a nice surprise! You all HAVE been working hard. Thanks so much. I can’t wait for the mystery to start.

  33. The farbic is beautiful. Looking forward to doing the mystery BOM.

  34. Look forward to a creative year with your BOM. Thank you!

  35. Do you sent the kit every month or is it a one time cost of mail

    1. If you order the kit, we will send it once to you and then each month if you subscribe to the monthly newsletter, you can download the pattern and watch the videos.

  36. Sign me up for news letter

  37. Can’t wait till the first part is shared!

  38. Bom. How much? Payment monthly or kit $ ??

    1. Send info pls.

    2. The kit is available on our website by clicking here. The patterns and videos are free if you subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

  39. I so look forward to becoming better at sewing by hand. Can’t wait to follow along.
    …just a beginner.

  40. Will there be a list of fabric requirements? If so, how can I get it? Thanks for the continuous inspiration!

    1. Yes, the fabric requirements will be included in the first clue.

  41. I can’t wait to get started!!!

  42. HI – I am thrilled to have the chance to do this! I tried to sign up and the shipping for me was 43.00. I notice in an above message you said shipping was 23.oo to Canada. I live in Calgary Canada – how do I change the shipping cost on my order?
    Beth Campbell

    1. Sometimes our website will over estimate the shipping. We will revise the shipping prior to processing your order. In the special instructions, be sure to include your above note and well as the note: cheapest shipping.

  43. May try the hand sewing !

  44. I would like to order the BOM Kit Crimson and the templates. Do the templates come automatically with the kit or are they a separate order. When I try to order both on the web, it does not let me do so. HELP

    1. The templates are a separate item, they are available on this page under “kit options.” If you need help ordering, feel free to call us toll free at 1-866-759-7373 and we would be happy to help.

  45. Hi Jinny,

    We knew each other in the late 70s and I can’t wait to work on one of your designs. Always loved your border prints. I am still a hand piercer and quilter too. Got my package today! Yea! RaeAnne

  46. I think I already get the newsletter but I’m not positive. Ordered my kit today and templates. Hope I did it correctly. I think I’m getting all fabric plus borders and the template paper. If this is not correct let me know and I will order the borders separate. Do I need any other supplies? I was looking at the small round cutting board that rotates. Do I need this?

    1. It sounds like you are all set to go. The supply list will be provided with the first clue which comes out on Saturday, February 4. If you are not sure, feel free to call us toll free at 1-866-759-7373 as we are happy to help.

  47. I have my kit and I have signed up for the newsletter several times over last year and in January this year. Still no sign of the block of the month. When does it start and if it has started, why am I not getting the first clue?

    1. The first clue will be in the newsletter that comes out on Saturday, February 4 around 6:00 in the evening so be on the lookout!

  48. This sounds like sooo much fun!!! First time and I am anxious about it and very happy! Long been a fan!!!!!!

  49. Look forward to a beautiful quilt!

  50. Can’t wait to get started.

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