It's good to know all the quilting rules. And then, according to master quilter Gwen Marston, it's just as good to let them go-to create intuitive, informal, free-yourself styles that are totally modern, yet still informed by tradition. This colorful book does just that, and includes five full-size patterns for projects. Marston takes time to advise-showing readers how to choose colors, borders, and quilting design like a pro! She carefully covers how our quilting ancestors made the rules-and when and how they broke them. Never stuffy, always stimulating, Marston provides the historical background for her quilting tradition, and adds a dynamic modern foreground. Among many included projects, readers will learn how to use just one special block to create a stunning crib quilt.