A year ago, I purchased a blue quilt set for my nephew and a red quilt set for my sister as gifts. Their beds looked so pretty that I finally ordered a set for myself in red. I washed the set before putting it on my bed and it looks great. This quilt isn't too heavy. I live in the south so I don't need a really heavy quilt but I think that in the winter even in a cold climate one could use a blanket with this quilt and be warm. In the past I have purchased more expensive quilts that weren't made as well or looked as good as this one. I have ordered several qults from Overstock and I have always been very pleased. I have found that for quilts that I can't beat the quality and price.