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Join us for the Cider Mill Block of the Month (BOM) in 2024! Inspired by barn quilts, this fun and easy BOM will go through 11 months in 2024. We’ll sew these blocks together at our own pace, working through skill builders such as half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, and square-in-square blocks! By the end of the BOM, you will have your own Cider Mill quilt to enjoy year-round.

For $25 total, you’ll receive:

Buying your pattern from your local quilt shop? No problem! You can join along the emails and Facebook group too!

All skill levels are welcome! This pattern is great for beginners and fun for all ranges of quilting skills. During the BOM, I will be sharing tips and tricks for each block via blog posts.

Immediately after you purchase the BOM, you will receive an emailed Welcome Packet along with any Cider Mill patterns released to date. The Welcome Packet will include fabric requirements and a coloring sheet. In addition to the patterns, we will use special hashtags on Instagram (#cidermillBOM and #cidermillquilt) to share our progress and cheer each other on! We will have a members-only Facebook group to chat in, and every quarter we will meet via Zoom to have fun and show off your blocks!

Progress So Far...

Hi everyone! This month we’ll be working on block 8! You’ll need your dark blue and some white for this block. Cut …

Cider Mill BOM, Month 4

Hi everyone! This month we’ll be working on blocks 4 and 12. To start, gather your scraps of dark green, medium green, …

Cider Mill BOM, Month 3

Hi everyone! Welcome to Month 3, where we will assemble blocks 2 and 6. This month we’ll need dark orange, light orange, …

Cider Mill BOM, Month 2

Hi everyone! Welcome to month 2 of the Cider Mill BOM. Today we’re going to work on blocks 5 and 9 of …


When does the BOM start?
We’ll kick off in January 2024, running for 11 months and finishing in November 2024. We will do one or two blocks per month, and the last month will be the final assembly instructions to put together the quilt top!

What size is the quilt?
The Cider Mill quilt is 68″ x 81″, a good throw size.

Can I get a kit for the fabrics?
Yes! I have kits available for either just the barn, grass, and sky, or for all of the fabrics for the top. The block kit features a Kona Solids Fat Eighth bundle, and the sky, barn, and grass are Ruby Star Society Speckled prints. You can also find kits from quilt shops here!

What are the giveaways for participating in the BOM?
You can find all the sponsors and prizes here!

BOM Only

Base Block of the Month program with no fabric. Add your own fat eighths and yardage!

  • BOM monthly emails
  • Members-only monthly blog posts
  • Private Facebook group
  • Quarterly Zoom meetings with the designer

BOM + Speckled

Add yardage for everything but the blocks!

  • Everything that comes with the BOM, plus…
  • Yardage for the barn, sky, and grass
  • No block yardage included

BOM + Kit

Add a full kit for the entire quilt top.

  • Everything that comes with the BOM, plus…
  • Yardage for the barn, sky, and grass
  • F8 Kona bundle plus background yardage for the blocks

More Kits!

Check out Cider Mill kits available from my favorite quilt shops!

  • Yardage for the barn, sky, and grass
  • A rainbow of fat eighths plus background yardage for the blocks