This quilt is beautiful, and it looks amazing on our king-size waterbed. Unlike so many "quilts" these days that have a patchwork design printed on them, this quilt is made up of hundreds of pieces of fabric that have been nicely coordinated. The paisley pattern on the reverse is nice, too, and the quilt is large enough to allow plenty of "overhang" on both sides and at the foot of the bed. I got this quilt partly because it has some blue in it, and our bedroom is blue; but I could just as easily see it in a room with beige, brown, or even rust-colored decor. I haven't washed it yet, but I don't anticipate any problems because the quilt appears to be very well made. I am very happy with this purchase!