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www.QuiltersNewsletter.com
APRIL-MAY 2012 #427 PAGE 1 of 6
©2012 Quilters Newsletter All rights reserved.

Caribbean Houses

DESIGNED AND MADE BY PAM ROCCO

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MATERIALS AND CUTTING
Requirements are based on 40˝ fabric width. The pattern has been simplified for ease of construction. BLOCK SIZE: 13½˝ QUILT SIZE: 42˝x 42˝

Tropical sun and torrential rain that define life on St. Lucia inspired Pam Rocco’s Caribbean Houses. The double chimneys are a nod to traditional North American house quilts; the rest is pure island style. Enjoy making Rocco’s quilt then study the homes in your neighborhood and design a quilt for your setting.
ASSEMBLY

MATERIALS

YDS.

CUTTING

1 Wash, starch and press fabrics.
Select the fabrics you will use for the blocks and sort these into 4 stacks – one for each block. Photocopy or trace 4 unit 1

foundations, 4 unit 2 foundations and 5 unit 4 foundations. Make template C/Cr. Cut the patches listed in the materials and cutting box and shown in the rotary cutting diagrams. l

Assorted Medium Solids 1J Assorted Pastel Solids 1 Pale Yellow 1 Pale Green ½ Gold K Binding N Backing 2I Batting *Cr = C reversed.

4 A, 8 B, 8 D, foundation patches 4 C, 4 Cr*, 8 D, 4 E, foundation patches 8 F, 8 H, 4 I 4G foundation patches 5 binding strips 2¼˝ x 40˝ 2 panels 24˝ x 46˝ 46˝ x 46˝

ALSO NEEDED: foundation paper, template plastic TECHNIQUES: foundation piecing, template piecing,

improvisational piecing, machine piecing, machine quilting

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A B Fig. 1

B

Fig. 2 1I˝ 1I˝ C Cr

1˝ Fig. 3

2 Working with one stack of
fabric, foundation piece a unit 1. Set aside. Foundation piece a unit 2. Join the unit 1 and unit 2. Set aside. Referring to Fig. 1,H lay a B from stack 1 on top of the A from stack 1, right sides up. Cut diagonal lines as shown. Remove the portion of A beneath the B and join the B to A. Similarly and referring to Fig. 2, join the remaining B to the A. Trim the A/B to 14˝ x 5˝. Referring to Fig. 3, trim the left end of the A/B at the specified angle. Similarly, trim the right end of the A/B. Join the C to the left end and join the Cr to the right end to make a roof. Join the roof to the unit 1/unit 2. Set aside. Referring to the block piecing diagram, join 4 D’s and an E. Join the D/E to the roof to make 1 block. In the same manner and working with the remaining stacks of fabric, make 3 more blocks. l

D

D

I

E

Cr

G

Roof

UNIT 3 PIECING Make 4

I

Unit 2 Unit 1

PIECING ke 4

1 2

3 4 5 BLOCK PIECING Make 4

UNIT 2 PIECING Make 4 Foundation is the reverse of the finished block.

Fig. 2
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1I˝ C Cr

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1˝ Fig. 3

I

H H G

Fig. 4

UNIT 3 PIECING Make 4

3 Referring to Fig. 4, join 2 H’s
and a G. Referring to the unit 3 piecing diagram, join an I to the G/H to make a unit 3. Make 4 unit 3’s. Next foundation piece 5 unit 4’s.

Unit 4

F

Unit 3 F 1 2 3 4 5

4 Referring to the quilt assembly
diagram and working on a design wall or large flat surface, arrange the blocks, F’s, unit 3’s and unit 4’s. Join 2 F’s and a unit 4 to each block, paying attention to the orientation of the blocks, patches and units. Return to the design wall.
Block

5 Join the top 2 blocks and a unit
3 to make the top row. Return the row to the design wall. Repeat for the bottom 2 blocks and return the 2 reverse of the finished block. to the Foundation design wall.isJoin unit 3’s and a unit 4 to make the center row and return to the design wall. Join the rows.
Unit 3

UNIT 2 PIECING Make 4

6 Mark quilting motifs as shown
or as desired. Pam Rocco used Caribbean Houses an overall vine and leaf pattern. Foundation Unit 2 Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Baste. Quilt as marked or as desired. Bind the quilt to finish. T
Foundation units, template C/Cr and rotary cutting diagrams are on the following pages.

3b

2b

1b

QUILT ASSEMBLY & PARTIAL QUILTING PLACEMENT

5

4

3a

2a

1a

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3

G˝ seam allowances

Foundation is the reverse of the finished block.

5

3 2

4

6
Caribbean Houses Foundation Unit 1

7

8

1

G˝ seam allowances

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1 2

3

4

5

UNIT 2 PIECING Make 4 Foundation is the reverse of the finished block.

Caribbean Houses Foundation Unit 2

3b

2b

1b

5

4

3a

2a

1a

3c

2c

1c

G˝ seam allowances

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Fig. 1

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ROTARY CUTTING Measurements include G˝ seam allowances. Align arrows with lengthwise or crosswise grain of fabric. F 14˝ 16˝ B 16˝ D 2˝ 2˝ E 8˝ 2˝ H 3˝ 3˝ 2H˝ G 16H˝ I 5H˝ 3˝ 5H˝ 1˝ Fig. 3 5H˝ Fig. 2 1I˝

Caribbean Houses

C/Cr Template

A

Foundation is the reverse of the finished block.

H G

2

Fig. 4

C

ished block.

4

Caribbean Houses Foundation Unit 4

1

5

3

Foundation is the revers

G˝ seam allowances

C F
Foundation is the reverse of the finished block.

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