Elly Sienkiewicz created a excellent book on Baltimore Album Quilts and applique. The quilts are beautiful. She has included the blocks and layouts to be able to recreate many of the quilts in this book. However, what I like best about this book is her detailed applique and embellishment techniques, complete with many colored illustrations. Elly's other Baltimore Album books include applique instructions, but this book goes beyond those with instructions for painting and inking, silhouettes, weaving, 3-dimensional flowers and buds, ruching, and bead embroidery. Again, colored illustrations clarify all the detailed instructions. This attention to detail makes creating the blocks come alive and doable for the average quilter. The finished quilt goes up from just an average Album quilt to a stunning work of art. This is my favorite book by Elly Sienkiewicz on Baltimore Album quilts.