The book is beautiful, just like all the other Interweave publications I have. Similarly, the ladies cover the basics first - tools, techniques, color, design...and an explanation of their free-piecing philosophy and method. They suggest allowing "instinct, intuition, and possibility be your guide." That departure from the old-time rules is something that sets modern quilting apart from more traditional patterns and definitely something I'm interested in! It's a great way to use scraps and allow some personal creativity - as well as some forgiving sewing - into my quilting and I am excited to try it. There are plenty of great quilts to make, all detailed in the second half of the book.
The real reason I bought this particular book in the first place is actually the amazing quilting shown in each photograph, including the cover. No surprise here who DID that quilting on each and every quilt: Angela Walters! As a loyal Angela fan I can now spot her work from a distance...and since she is pretty much every where I turn these days, from quilt magazines to long-arm ads, if you see fantastic, modern quilting, it's probably Ms. Walters behind the machine!