Colorful Tropics is a sampler of blocks in a glorious array of colors. Over 50 pages of instructions using a variety of techniques: piecing, paper piecing and applique. Fusible applique directions are given but the applique can easily be done in ANY method that you prefer. The quilt measures 76 1/2" x 89 1/2". There are instructions included for an alternative block for the applique. The pattern was written to be used as a block of the month. Alll the fabrics used in the pictured quilt are from Island Batik. Advanced Beginner.