I’m making a kaleidoscope quilt. Pinned it up at the workshop and it seemed to be fine. Each of the 15 columns of pieces were taken down, in front of witnesses, in order. A classmate pinned each column together in the order they needed to be sewn together. Each column was then separated by a paper plate and secured.
Sounds like as idiot-proof a plan as could possibly be. Right?
I understand how I managed to turn column 10 upside down, thereby sewing the pieces together exactly backwards. I can even imagine that it was theoretically possible for two of the packs of pieces could have mystically changed plates with each other. (which appeared to have happened)
But how did every other piece in column 1 need to be placed next to its partner in column 8?
Good thing I have a really great seam ripper.