Quilt block patterns are transformed by Jean Biddick's new background piecing method. Watch blocks float, blend, and reshape themselves as the newly formed backgrounds become an integral part of the quilt s design. These appealing quilts glow on the page as the traditional block designs come alive when enhanced with the author s unique background technique. Her method of eliminating block seam lines allows you to shade and color the background of any quilt instead of using just one fabric. This award-winning quilter leads you through the process with her step-by-step, clear instructions, helping you create a new look for those beloved traditional block designs. Included are many tips that will help both new and experienced quilters refine their piecing skills. This method is easily adapted to an unlimited number of block designs. Multiple patterns for a variety of skill levels are provided, along with a gallery of quilts to inspire your own creativity. Jean has making quilts for more than 30 years and teaching machine piecing for 25. Her quilts have received awards in national competitions and have been exhibited throughout the United States.