I wrote a review on the Room Essentials Jersey Pillow Sham that matches this quilt. Much like the pillow shams, the quilt is soft and comfortable. I especially like that the quilt feels light weight, but it actually helps keep in the warmth. I have one other blanket underneath the quilt and often times I find that I throw the quilt off of me during the night because I get too hot.
The reverse side of this quilt is a darker turquoise without the pleating. I'm more of a fan of the pleated side. I like how the quilt adds some interest to the room but it still is plain enough so that it doesnt make the room look busy. My room isn't large by any means, so the less busyness, the happier I am.
Although the picture I have makes the color look faded and washed out (leave it to cell phones to create a distorted photograph), I promise that the color is nice shade of turquoise. It's not too bright but it still adds a nice pop of color to my grey room.
My bed is a queen, and this quilt fits my bed perfectly. Sometimes queen sized comforters are weird and they don't fit the bed right. This quilt hangs just enough all around the bed so that if you wanted to snuggle up in the quilt, someone laying beside you will still have some blanket too.