This is a beautiful brightly colored blanket. The pattern is crisp and distinct, and did not fade or shed after washing. It is very soft, but light weight. If it had been thicker and plushier I would have rated it 'excellent' instead of good. I got a king size so it fits my queen bed very well. Overall I am quite pleased with my blanket and excited that I was able to find such a colorful one in a king size. My best friend likes it so much that I am going to order one for her as well. I wish it came in other patterns just as bright and beautiful. (I dislike the other two.) If it did I would definitely buy them.