HST Sampler Quilt | Block #6: Mill Wheel


First of all, a big thank you to everyone for your patience in waiting for this block to come out. The past few days have been a bit rough and I didn’t quite find the time to get edits and things done. But not to worry, block six is finally here and it’s the one that I warned you about that could be a bit tricky for some to piece. (Don’t worry, I was one of those ‘some’!) So my advice when piecing this block together is to have the pattern sheet close by so that you can keep referring to it as a guide if you get a bit confused with HST placements etc.

So this variation of the Mill Wheel Block is pieced together completely out of HST – 16 to be exact – and are laid out in a way that it should, if you squint your eyes, have a pinwheel type design flowing through it. I think you’ll only really see this if you use two contrasting fabrics/colours in your HSTs. (This theory has been untested.) If you don’t want to use contrasting colours then that’s cool, you’ll just end up with a really pretty block that has a lovely X type design to it! 🙂

For all of the measurement and cutting details, along with the fabrics* I’ve used to piece this block together and a diagram of the block layout, click on the pattern sheet linked at the top of this post. If you would like to use the same 12.5″ set square as me, you can find it here:June Tailor Get-Squared 12.5″ Ruler.


As I mention in the video, my fingers are crossed that I’ll be able to get next weeks blocks out to you on time. A big dentist appointment waits for me on Monday to remove the one wisdom tooth in my mouth that chose not to sprout out in the proper way. (Think horizontal and causing havoc with the molar in front of it! Ouch!) So I’m trying to do as much prep over the weekend as I can, but we’ll see what happens over the next few days!

Keep on sharing your blocks with me! Big apologies if I don’t see them straight away. Time zones and missing notifications can sometimes be to blame! You’re all doing such a fantastic job with your blocks and your talents and skills just blow me away!!

I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!!

Happy Sewing, Friends!!


*A big thanks to Australian wholesale supplier and fabric distributer Dayview Textiles for supplying me with such beautiful fabrics! If you want to see all of the fabrics I’ll be using in this Quilt Along, check out this post where I share them all with you!


4 responses to “HST Sampler Quilt | Block #6: Mill Wheel”

  1. a) you look incredibly tan! also – sorry to hear about having to get your wisdom tooth out … that was the WORST for me! i looked like LITERAL spongebob.. my face was a square. I kid you not. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the humor in it at the time and thus destroyed all evidence so I can’t prove it to people nowadays. Dangit. I’m keeping fingers crossed that you’re one of those lucky ones who is back to normal life hours after surgery.
    b) this might be my favorite square. and I wasn’t expecting that.. but dang I like mines! I’ll be posting a picture later. 🙂
    c) while the video was uploaded late, in my world it was uploaded RIGHT ON TIME because today’s my birthday and I got to spend my day sewing my favorite youtuber’s quilt square. so thanks for that 🙂

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    • Yay!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I’m so glad I was able to make your day just that little bit brighter! I hope you had (or are having) a great day!!
      Thanks for your positive vibes for my dentist appointment. I’m slightly nervous, but if I don’t feel any pain, I’ll be okay. It also means I get to binge on some yummy yogurts and soups over the next few days – yay!!
      Looking forward to seeing your finished Mill Wheel block!! 🙂


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