The back of this book has this nice description that draws the reader into wanting to turn the pages and explore this gem of a book. It reads: "An innovative approach to the beautiful techniques of boutis and trapunto with a combination of embroidery, quilting and richly symbolic decorative designs. Step-by-step photographs clearly illustrate all the techniques including transferring designs, outlining motifs, padding and quilts. A collection of inspiring projects suitable for everyone, whatever their levels of ability, with motifs, patterns, easy-to-follow instructions and stylish photographs. An inspirational and original guide to these timeless techniques."