For anyone who's ever traveled - even road trips - it's difficult to not associate certain things with the unique experiences of each trip. Amanda Leins fully encompasses the idea of bringing the experience of travel back home with her striking quilts. Utilizing gorgeous photography from her travels, Amanda tells lovely stories and her design inspiration from cobbles to beautiful ancient stairs to pair with her equally lovely quilt designs. I personally love the mix of intricate piecing with fresh colors to exude a modern, but universally approachable array of patterns. I know this book is going to be a resource for me when I am ready to challenge my piecing skills and make beautiful quilts.