Confetti Star Block-Free Pattern!

confetti stars

The Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild is holding a block lottery at our September meeting.  The blocks are supposed to be scrappy with backgrounds that read as white.  The stars can be of any type as long as the block measures 12″ finished in one direction.

I decided to design a quick wonky star paper pieced block.  My blocks are each 6″ finished and assembled into a group, give me a 12″ finished block.  I considered making the block one row longer but all the blocks in the Flickr pool so far are square so I didn’t want to be the odd one out!

single confetti star block

Using an assortment of scraps, made me think of confetti and hence the block name.  I am offering it as a free download in my Craftsy shop if you’d like to give it a try!


  1. What a fun star! I haven’t seen very many 5 pointed stars…..thanks!

  2. off to look at the pattern now, love the wonkyness

  3. Thanks for the free pattern!

  4. What fun stars and a great way to use some scraps!

  5. I really like this block! I love all the color!

  6. this is the cutest! you may have convinced me to try paper piecing at last…

  7. So cute. I can see me doing these to use up the scraps I am trying to organize. Thanks for the freebie.

  8. I love that these look like the stars you can draw without raising your pencil from the paper–you learn them in elementary school, right? Thank you for sharing the pattern! These would such a cute baby quilt. (And if your mom gets the Judy star, shouldn’t you really call these Amy stars?!)

  9. These are so gorgeous!!! What a fabulous way to use up some of those scraps;-)

  10. Such a fun idea!

  11. what a fabulous star – thanks for the free pattern – I’m definitely making some of these 🙂

  12. Wonderful! I love your fabrics choices – perfect for this block!

  13. Hi, I seem to be missing “how to download” pattern. Every link I click on doesn’t show the whole pattern, or pieces, etc. Please help! I love this star.

  14. I’ve been a follower for quite awhile but I didn’t realize you had an art background and were a curator for a museum! Cool! No wonder we like your stuff so much!

  15. Fun looking star. Can’t wait to try. Thanks Amy.

  16. I loved making your star block, it was lots of fun.

  17. Laurie Nielson says:

    I tried everything to get your pattern for your confetti star block. I could not find it to download or to buy. I really want to make it Please help!

    • Laurie, If you click the link above where I said “Craftsy shop”, the pattern is available there in my shop as a free download. Thank you!

  18. Julia Bounds says:

    I’m always looking for “STARS”…Usually they’re 8 pointed or 6 pointed…not what I want. I love 5 pointed stars and you’ve given me another “rarity’. Thanks so much for your design. I intend to use it soon in a quilt for MY bed. I’ll give you credit on my label…

  19. I love this block! I want to add it to a BOM quilt i am making to replace a block I don’t like but I need the final size to be 12.5 inches. Do you know how to do this? i am hopeless at the math part !!

  20. I’d really like to get this pattern. I have clicked on all your links – been to your craftsy store, clicked on the message above and it said “page not found”. I have never paper pieced and I love this star. Please help me to find it (I have been at this for a loooong time. Thanks so much! Janet

  21. Kay Fasoldt says:

    I have been unable to get this pattern. Would love to have it. Thanks for any help

  22. Theresa Sloman says:

    Thank You!


  1. Free Pattern – Confetti Star Block by Amy Friend | Quilt Views & News says:

    […] Click HERE to enjoy a pattern for Amy’s Confetti Star Block – the star blocks are each 6″ finished and assembled into a 4-star group, resulting in a 12″ finished block. The blocks are intended to be scrappy with backgrounds that are different, but appear white. Be sure to adjust your copier print size if needed! […]

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