This quilting book feels dated (1992) because it does not embrace "quick and easy strip quilting" as a way to create scrap quilts. The color photography of the quilts is very nice like a modern book, the instructions are line drawn, adding the dated feel.
It has an excellent and humorous section defining what a scrap quilt is, the historical significance of them, and my favorite: how to collect fabric! Along with standard discourses on color, design, getting started, fininshing a quilt, etc, the authors really become your fast friend, that is, if you sit down and read the introductory chapters instead of just flipping to the quilts and their instructions.
The quilts are strikingly and overwhelmingly beautiful, yet full of 'ugly' colors and fabrics, but that doesn't mean you have to make them this way! I believe this was their intent - quilts made from whatever scraps they had available.
Most all the patterns are machinable, with a few hand-stitched options, and applique as well.
While there is nothing "new" in here, it does inspire you to keep your scraps, use your scraps, or cut 'scraps' from your stash, maybe even go out and buy a bag of scraps, and make a vow with your friend to have it entered in your wills about what to do with the bags of scraps in the unfortunate and untimely demise of one of you!
I have plans for the string-pieced eight-pointed star quilt and the world without end quilt. I don't think I could have seen the possibilities with these block patterns in the other books in my library!