Just received the quilt. Very quick and packaging excellent. The color is what I expected with the color being "cornflower" blue and the toile pattern is not excessive. BUT, it is totally white on the back. It is trimmed in gingham check (details just say checkered) which cannot be seen from the picture. I thought the pattern unique, but a lot of white so now I'm not sure. I also liked the other toile blue quilt being offered, but not the pattern (after receiving this one went back and looked again still do not like it). The shams are nice, the uniqueness of the pattern is what I do like. Just not sure of all the "white" so that is why I give 4 for appearance. Without even taking it out there is already a "catch" in the threads that will have to be pulled through and tied off even though the quilting stitch is short and compact (hope not to find many). I'm keeping it, it matches another toile spread I bought and I will use it more as a blanket so all the "white" will be protected!