We all have them, quilts that just seem to be possessed by some mischievous gremlin. Randy finally had his "possessed quilt".
First... he accidentally sewed all the strips right side to the wrong side - instead of right sides together. It took him 1 hour to sew them together, 3 hours to rip them out, another hour to sew them back together. Yes, this was a rookie mistake, but it happens!
Second... his machine got out of timing and he had to take it into the shop and give it service.
Third... initial layout produced dark triangles pointed in the wrong direction, which resulted in more ripping.
Fourth... our pomeranian believed it was his duty to scramble the blocks on the floor (aka design wall), while Randy's back was turned.
Fifth... upon final layout and strips sewn together, 2 squares – in the middle, of course – were pointed incorrectly... RIP.
Finally... the discovery of 5 sets of strips left on the cutting table that didn't get included in the layout at all... thus producing a "skinny" quilt.
I do admire Randy for finishing this one. Hundreds of HSTs (half square triangles) went into this quilt, and thousands of ripped out stitches.
He now says it ready for the longarm (meaning me!) Should I be afraid? Eeeeek.