I originally bought my copy in 2006 when this was published while staying in Canada.
I've discovered some amazing modern patterns on the internet and came looking for contemporary modern log patch work with a twist. I spotted this, dug it out of my shelves and thought "his is totally and utterly out of date, style, fabrics, and project ideas, time this was donated to the charity shop!!!" There are no fun funky modern projects for today's quilter. Some books rapidly date and unfortunately this is typical. I'm not sure how old the other recommendations are for this book, but I'm writing this November 2013. The projects look more from the early 1980's. Best of luck with this book if this sounds the book for you?