The lady at the thrift store said this $10 deal was once a duvet cover, but there is no opening for a duvet to slip inside. So your guess is as good as mine about the purpose of this huge painstakenly hand appliqued piece. Beautiful work! And as far as I can see, no mending necessary! Yippee!
I couldn't leave this bouquet of roses hanging over the folding chair in that almost empty booth at that store!
It will be added to my UFO pile for future quilting.