This volume, while not new, is not out-of-date in any way. It features a number of Kaffe Fasset's quilts that demonstrate that more can be more. His designs are simple enough for any mid-level quilter or new quilter to handle. The true inspirtion for me lies in Fassett's wonderous use of color and value. The book inspires me to make similar quilts, but also provides inspiration for use of that fabric stash that has accumulated, waiting to be turned into a treasure. Since some of my stash is aging, perhaps this classic books serves up ideas on how to use them in patterns of their same era. You just can't miss if you love quilts, design or color. Pretty as a coffee table book, but a utilitarian pattern book as well.