My expectations for this book were fairly high. I follow several of the designers and read their blogs. I frequently check out the projects at Moda's Bake Shop. I was expecting all of the projects to be the *best of the best* of what Moda's Bake Shop contributors have to offer. I pre-ordered this book in January. I kept hearing about the book and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. It finally arrived in the mail and I immediately flipped through the book, and was a little let down. I was hoping for more fresh, *original* quilt patterns. Granted, I do really like the quilt designed by Rachel G. (psiquilt.com)and also the Wonky Nine-Patch quilt. I will probably make both quilts someday. And, the banner pattern is really fun and sweet. The Rock Garden quilt is okay, but I've seen at least a dozen other similar rail fence patterns. Sadly, the rest of the book was kind of so-so, in my opinion. I don't really enjoy making totes, bags, wallets, and "block holders". (Really? I don't need to spend my time making a block holder.) And, furthermore, some of the projects use Moda Turnovers. I thought Moda was discontinuing Turnovers. Sure, I can cut triangles, but why would Moda include patterns using them if they are no longer carrying them?
On the UP side...the photographs are beautiful, the book is well-organized, there's something for everyone in the book, and it offers projects for all skills levels using pre-cut fabrics. And, the book is very reasonably priced for 16 project patterns. I sometimes pay 10 dollars for one quilt pattern, so this book is a good deal if you are looking for a wide variety of projects.