I just love it when someone brings me a quilt top that has been stored for years and wants to turn it into a usable quilt. This one does have stains and I wanted to quilt it first before we tried to launder it. The dresden pieces were all hand pieced and I wanted them to be secure. We chose a rose pattern because the grandmother that pieced the quilt loved roses. I think she would be very pleased to see the finished quilt.