I have made this afghan on three different occasions for bridal showers. All three have said they will treasure it and pass it along as an heirloom. Once you know the brides colors you can add a neutral and make a custom afghan that they will absolutely love. I've also made it for myself, my daughter and used some of the squares for babies (using fingering yarn). I needed a new book because I used it so often that the pages started coming out. It's one of my all time favorites.