This picture shows the quilting on the back side of the piece.
It is very unusual to find two patchworks this similar to each other from this era. They have both ended up in the same county (Cumbria), but we think it was only by chance. The patchwork my mother saw in the exhibition was bought at an antiques shop in London, and my bedspread was found in Windermere at my great grandparents house. It was never used here, and it is very unlikely it was made by anyone in my family. It was either bought, or given.
I am so intrigued, further investigations are needed. Could there any more patchworks of this design?