It's nicer looking than the photo. The "vermicelli" stitiching is very well done and securely sewn and gives the quilt a nice look. I knew the size before ordering it but I would have liked it a little longer but it is a throw and not a blanket. My only complaint is that I washed it when it arrived and it washed very well but when I took it out of the dryer it had fairly strong chemical odor which disappeared when it cooled off. I am hoping that it wears away after a few more washings.