Laura Roberts’ Confetti Block

Laura Roberts QM block2 300x300 Laura Roberts Confetti BlockI was lying in bed one Saturday morning thinking about the block I needed to design for Quiltmaker. I wasn’t completely awake, my eyes were closed, and I was just sort of daydreaming when an image came to mind. Have you ever seen photos of the French countryside with rows of poplar trees lined up, their trunks parallel to one another? That’s what I was seeing in my mind’s eye when suddenly the image of my block just popped into place. I threw off the covers and ran downstairs to my sewing room to sketch it out before I lost it and here it is – “Confetti”!

I like the way it changes depending on how the block is oriented. Sometimes it’s like marbles tumbling through shelves and then it feels like flowers tossed onto a table. I can’t wait to see what other quilters do with it!

Blog Tour button Laura Roberts Confetti BlockBe sure to stop by the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour, going on through Friday, November 11. You’ll find lots of inspirational photos and conversations with favorite quilt designers, plus great giveaways! This special issue will be available in your local quilt shop by November 15th, or you can order it directly from our Quilt and Sew Shop.

100 blocks cover2 231x300 Laura Roberts Confetti BlockAre you excited to see all 100 blocks in this special issue? To be automatically entered to win a FREE copy, just leave a comment below telling us what quilt ideas come to mind when you see this Confetti block. Winner will be randomly selected from all who comment on this post by Friday, November 11, 11:59 PM MST. Contest has ended; congratulations to Kathy Harris, winner of the free issue.

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176 Responses to Laura Roberts’ Confetti Block

  1. kim says:

    Cute block thank you for the giveaway.

  2. Sara says:

    Oh, I am in love with your block…I’m thinking a little bling on those pieces of confetti!!! I want to make this block!!!!

  3. Cindy J says:

    LOVE this block. Nothing pops into my head of what it reminds me of….I just want to play with the design. :)

    Congrats for being included in the magazine.

  4. Sherry Caldwell says:

    I love this block. Waiting waiting waiting for the magazine.

  5. Becca says:

    Love your block Laura! It’s funny you mentioned the French countryside because I thought of a French painting before reading your entry. Your block will definitely be kept in my repertoire of ideas for a beautiful quilt.

  6. Debbie says:

    The first thing that came to mind when I saw this block is that it’s the best and most unusual so far of all the blocks that I’ve seen. Certainly not boring! Really great block, Laura!

  7. Kate says:

    Neat block, like the colors and the different look by turning it. Arent dreams fun! Thanks for the chance!

  8. This pattern has an Asian feel to it. Also it would look great in batiks or hand dyed fabrics.

  9. Laura says:

    It looks like falling leaves reflected onto a watery pond. Beautiful!

  10. Kristie says:

    It make me think of almond blossoms dancing in the March winds.

  11. Laura says:

    Thanks sooo much for all of the lovely compliments! It makes me so happy to know how other quilters see my block and to hear all of your wonderful ideas for adapting it to your own projects. Of all the things I’ve designed over the years, this is the one that most feels like me (if that makes sense). So, it’s an incredible experience to read your kind remarks. Thanks again, Laura

  12. Jennifer Padden says:

    The confetti block reminds me of a dandelion head ready to blow and make wishes on. What a fun block! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  13. It reminded me of a meadow in a landspace quilt. Beautiful block. I hope to make it soon. Congrats on being selected!!

  14. Brenda Lopez says:

    A trail to follow, breadcrum trail…
    Thank you the chance to win.

  15. bjbrooks says:

    The pattern makes me think of Quaking Aspen in the fall, great work

  16. Sandi says:

    Fall trees with the leaves mostly gone. I saw one this morning, and there was an evergreen behind it, it was beautiful. Wish I’d had my camera with me!

  17. Karen W. says:

    I thought of flowers or trees when I saw your block. Neat!

  18. Nancy Sue says:

    I love your block. I can imagine quilting it with the repeated “s” pattern similar to the pattern of flight the “confetti” is launching into! Congrats on your featured block!!!!

  19. Marjorie says:

    Or it’s like the poppies you see in fields in parts of Europe. Lovely idea.

  20. Jennifer J says:

    It’s a bunch of little red ants, carrying my picnic away through a maze of grass.

  21. The block reminds of a bargello design or sparks coming off the logs in the fireplace It is a very fun design.

  22. Judy says:

    When I first looked at your quilt block what popped into my head was Japanese inspired then as I looked at it more it looked like rows of trees with fall leaves blowing in the wind. Your block is very creative and I really like it.

  23. I think this would make a lovely a table runner :D
    Thanks for the chance!

  24. Kathleen Whiting says:

    Hi Laura,
    I love your block, it reminds me of New Years Day! The stems represent the finish line of the year passing, from one side to the other side or the New Year. The confetti is a celebration of the good year, and the year to come. I would love to make it in white with brown or lime green stems and multi colored bright confetti. Very Happy! Love It! Kathleen

  25. Shannon says:

    I can see it done in pinks for a little girls bed!

  26. Lisa Hutchison says:

    I love trees and this reminds me of a stroll down a tree lined drive! This block could be adapted into a wall hanging for that special space.

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