Love this blanket, it's the perfect size to snuggle under with out your feet sticking out of the end (I'm 5'8"). It's soft and the pattern is really pretty. The tag says that washing the blanket will change the texture but not the performance, it's machine washable...but I'm nervous to wash it now since it's so soft!!
The blanket seems like great quality. The design is just like the photo. It is heavy but does not over heat. Nice enough to show off on your couch but casual enough to feel comfortable to actually use it! I put it through the wash following the directions on the tag (delicate cycle/warm water) and it turned out just fine.