The annual contest sponsored by the Museum of the American Quilter s Society encourages quiltmakers to develop innovative quilts from traditional patterns. *The 18 winners and finalists share their creative ideas and thoughts while designing and constructing their unique quilts. *Tips, techniques, and full-size patterns will enable quilters of all skill levels to plan and make their own Tumbling Blocks quilts. *Patterns for different variations of blocks are given, such as foundation-pieced tropical flowers, tilted, square-within-a-square, and interlocking. AUTHORBIO: Museum of the American Quilter s Society holds a themed contest each year. This book honors the finalists. REVIEW: Eighteen quilters showcase their best creative efforts with directions and photos. To me, the most interesting part is reading how they came to design their quilt. Many of these quilts are so unusual it is hard to imagine trying to reproduce them, but taking a look inside the creative process is a valuable learning experience.