This bedspread set is an elegant version of a patchwork quilt with very nice shams. The length on the sides is not long enough for my bed, but with a bedskirt it is fine. I like it better than a quilt because the sides are long enough to cover sheets and blankets that are not tucked in. When it arrived the 3-tier ruffles were extremely wrinkled, which meant an evening of ironing, and they do wrinkle easily. However the set looks wonderful in my room and I am very pleased with it.