I bought this quilt after reading other reviews and struggling to find the colors I wanted locally. This quilt is absolutely gorgeous, with pale reds, salmons, and oranges with gold and sage accents. The smell coming out of the bag was definitely plastic but I washed it in my giant front loading washer on delicate in cold water and then dried it on delicate briefly before hanging it outdoors to dry the rest of the way and the smell was gone. The quilt looks so pretty on my bed and my husband did not feel that it was girlie in any way and he is picky about what we have on our bed. The weight of the quilt is light enough for summer but heavy enough for the fall now with a blanket added. I was a little disappointed that the fabric puckered a bit after that first washing because my washer is far more delicate on fabrics than the average washer and this could be a problem for some people. I also only dried it briefly so I would worry that if you actually dried it fully in the drier, it may pucker significantly. I purchased the queen size for our oversized mattress and it hangs down about halfway on both sides; perfect for me as I don't like quilts that hang down too low and cover all the wood on our bed. If you want it to hang low on a queen bed and you have deep mattresses, I would recommend the king size. Overall, this quilt was an excellent deal. It really is much prettier than the picture shows, and the "vintage" description is right on. People will think you inherited this from your grandmother. Hopefully it will hold up to washing, but for the price paid I would be willing to buy another sooner than I would normally have to just because it is so unusually beautiful. Thank you Overstock for having just what I needed at a great price!