I got this book along with two others for my birthday. This book is the most traditional quilting book I have, the other are more projects rather than quilts. I love the look of many of the quilts, but being new to quilting, and not having loads of time on my hands, I am a little daunted. These are proper quilts. The patterns are fun and modern, but there are no real shortcuts and I think most of the projects would take me at least several weeks to complete, if not longer. Obviously, if you can spend a few days straight quilting, then you could probably finish a lot in week, but I haven't got that luxury unfortunately!
I do like the applique on the quilts and I really like the colour combinations. I like the way each quilt is photographed in an 'in use' setting, but also flat, so you can see exactly what it should look like. The instructions are thorough and I like the introductions to each project.
If you love quilting and want to make modern, colourful and interesting quilts, this is a great book. I would say a novice could do many of the projects, but they are quite big projects for someone who perhaps isn't that speedy with technique!