I will be honest - my expectations weren't too high. I was expecting a cute quilt set that might work as a blanket on top of my existing bedding, but something not too terribly great in regards to quality. Boy was I wrong! This quilt set is phenomenal! The quality is so far above any other bedding item I've owned, and even the items that were four times this price. The material is satiny soft and I can even use the shams for my personal pillow, they are that soft! Normally I throw the shams onto the floor at night and can't stand to feel them touch me, but this material is absolutely amazing. The quilt is also incredibly warm and something I was not expecting in the slightest due to its lightweight. The colors are rich and saturated - the only difference with the colors portrayed online and in real life? The color that appears green in the picture is actually more golden. I purchased a Queen size and it is perfect. There is more than enough quilt to hang off each side and the foot of the bed as well. The shams are the perfect size for your regular pillow that you sleep on (standard size. Not king sized shams). I'm SO INCREDIBLY happy with this purchase and will 100% be buying this brand in the future.