Created for the first cruise I taught on, the piecing on this updated version for Vanilla Jamaica uses a simplified method from the original pattern.
The border is created as a part of the body of the quilt, making this fast and easy to assemble. Oversize applique is fusible but you may use your favorite method of applique.
Quilt finishes to approximately 40" x 56".
The pattern is provided as a digital download which is for the piecing instructions only. This allows you to get started purchasing your fabrics and piecing the background immediately.
The oversize line drawing for the applique is sent by mail after you have made your purchase. There is no mailing charge for receiving the full size line drawing of the applique.
By the time you have pieced the top, the applique portion of the pattern will be in your mailbox! Make sure you leave a valid address in the box that says: Special Instructions for Seller.
You must send me your mailing address in an email in order to receive the insert.
If I don't get your address (not normally required when purchasing a strictly digital product) I will not know where to send your insert to! In the box "Special Instructions to Seller" please add your mailing address.
NEW! Included in the pattern is a breakdown of how to scrap this up using 6 of each value range (light, medium light, and medium) as well as tips on how to choose the fabrics. Cutting instructions tell you how many pieces to cut from each of the fabrics as well as a breakdown on exactly how much of each to cut. For example Light fabric #1 & 2 use 1/3 yard cuts and you cut one strip 4 1/2" wide from selvage to selvage and one that is 4 7/8" wide from each of these fabrics. Then you proceed to sub-cut and piece as indicated in the pattern. Most of you probably know how to use up your stashes and create a scrappy look but if you are not one of those people, this may help.
Happy quilting and I hope you enjoy making the pattern.