HST Sampler Quilt | Block #9: Wind Blown Square


Hello & Good Afternoon!

Whew! Summer sure has landed in Sydney today! My suburb reached over 41+ degrees in the shade today, accompanied by an uncomfortably warm wind blowing through the house! The remedy for such hot and steamy weather: a cooling afternoon swim in the pool! Ahh, it was bliss!

But now that the day is cooling down, it’s time to get back to work and get the last block in our Quilt-Along uploaded and ready for you to make! The 9th and final block that we’ll be piecing together is the Wind Blown Square. I’ve never made this block before and I have to say, I absolutely love it! Although a few of my points are a little shaky and not quite perfect, I’m still really happy with how it turned out!

TIP: When making your block, try your best to use two contrasting fabrics for the HSTs in the centre and around the edges. This will really help to make the centre HSTs stand out and add to the movement that they bring to the block. 🙂

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.


So now that all nine blocks in the series have been made, it’s time to move on to sashing them all together and getting the quilt top bordered up and finished ready for basting and quilting! I’m so excited to see how all of your blocks come together and what your final quilt tops look like!! Yay!

So that tutorial will either be out on Wednesday or Friday… I have one last dental appointment on Monday to remove the last of my wisdom teeth (plus a filling), so it just depends on how I’m feeing after all of that! 🙂

Like I mention in the video, don’t forget to share a photo with me featuring all of your completed blocks together! I would love to see your progress so far! Here are mine:


Until next week, have fun making your block and I hope you all have a splendid 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!


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4 thoughts on “HST Sampler Quilt | Block #9: Wind Blown Square”

  1. Ditto to the comment above. This is probably my fave of the 9. Can’t wait to put them together :-)! Oh, and the temp in northern Minnesota, USA is a “balmy” 10 degrees Fahrenheit today. But, then again, it would be strange to celebrate Christmas in the summer…. Thank you for the work you put into doing this QAL, it’s been fun to see!

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    1. Ooo wow! It’ll definitely be a bit ‘cooler’ where you’re from compared to the weather we’re experiencing today! It’s the first ‘unofficial’ day of summer here and the temp is nudging 40C! I hope you’re keeping warm!!


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