This quilt is an excellent summer alternative to brighten up your bedroom. The fabric and stitching are beautiful, and the weight (we have it paired with a similar weight quilt) is just right for cool summer nights. The colors are much brighter than I expected and not quite as "old world" as they appear in this photograph, but the manufacturer's website shows a truer image. It's a beautiful quilt and lays nicely on the bed. The shams are also well-constructed and equally vibrant.
As other reviewers have noted, the fabric is high quality, it's well made and the colors are great. I would have given it five stars if the colors were more vibrant. It faded quite a bit after only one washing...cold water, line dry. I'm really quite happy with this purchase.
I was particularly in need of a cotton throw. This is exactly what I wanted. It has a great texture and washes very well. I always use the striped side on my couch & my dogs love to lie on it. It's so cool in the hot weather and is a great size. Very nice!!
I didn't examine this quilted throw before I washed it and after I had been using it for a few days, I noticed the the edging was not sewed correctly and left about a 3 inch section open and messy because it was not sewn carefully under the edging material of the quilt.
This is a throw - not suitable as a spread. I bought this to keep on the back of a porch swing. Perfect. Washes great (I hung on the clothesline to dry) and it is finished well around the edges. The colors are bright but not obnoxious - photo is an accurate representation. Just double check the dimensions to make sure the size will work.
I really wanted a queen size quilt and neglected to see this was only a throw. So I ordered a second one and will have them sewn together. That way I get a quilt (really a summer bedspread) that is bigger than the king size and less money and will hang properly down the sides of my queen size mattress. It's as shown in the photo and will be great with crisp white pillow cases and sheets. I use down quilts for warmth and use thinner ones for "spreads". This is not at all thick which is fine with me. Goes with pretty much anything. I'm hoping it washes well but if you use it as a bedspread and not as a cover you won't have to wash it often.