Yukari Takahara is a teacher, designer and shop owner in Japan. In her second Story Quilts book she gives many more applique designs, quilting projects, and ideas across 23 different areas. These include animals, school life, about town and Christmas. She will continue to wow everyone with her unique story based quilts of things from her life. Each appliqued and quilted example is followed by the pattern. Readers are encouraged to create their own designs although they will love the ideas and patterns in the book. This book as well has some basic techniques and ideas on customizing designs with embroidery and embellishments.