I love cotton quilts, esp. living in AZ. I have one on my bed year round. This is a lighter weight quilt because it does not have a patterned fabric on the underside, but is a plain off white cotton. So this is great for warmer months. The only thing I did not notice from the picture was that there are patches of crochet-like fabric which showed up as white on my computer screen, but they're an off white. Very pretty, however, before I even washed this quilt, I had to do minor sewing repairs because the crochet was torn at the corners on several of the patches. After I washed it, there were a few more spots I had to reinforce with hand stitching because the crochet patches tore, since the crochet is delicate. Also had to mend a piece of the edging which came apart, so it was disappointing that the quality was not better. Overall, however, it is a wonderful color combo and for the price, with shams, it was worth it. Just have to hope it doesn't continue to tear after washings.