Bring out the beauty of the Midwest through these inspired, traditional quilt designs. Learn to customize your quilts through color variations. Featured blocks include: Hourglass, Chain and Knot, Pineapple, and many more. Instructions on flying geese, foundation piecing, and half-square triangles provide a brush-up on basic techniques. The nine quilt designs vary in degree of difficulty, making this the perfect book for a beginner or experienced quilter. While known for years as an art quilter, Mickey Depre was secretly a dedicated piecer, at home making bed quilts for her family. If you look closely at her art quilts, you will see traditional piecing found its way into many of them in the form of backgrounds. Her books Pieced Hexies, Ring Around the Hexies, and Pieced Hexies Deux served as door openers to this latest book filled with half-scrappy, traditional pieced patterns. After all, it is Mickey s saying that there is enough fabric in the studio to make both art and traditional quilts.