This last book shows, step by step, how to create paisleys, spirals, hearts etc all using specific calculations. This makes it easier to get consistant designs. Freehand with guidelines, now that works for me!
Between these three books, I've got great design elements, the history behind many of the quilts and quilters, eye candy to inspire, and the instructions on how to execute these amazing designs. Plenty to keep my busy through my retirement years! A spool of thread, a few needles and a thimble and I'll happily stitch the day away.