Sometimes one little error can create pattern havoc.
But in other cases there's a lot more going on than just one mistake.
You get the feeling that quilters' ambitions
go way beyond their perceptual skills.
Or maybe a design wall would have helped.
Other examples... An unsupervised child?
And this one???
Notice on the left side center:
a maple leaf.
Done correctly once.
As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago,
some patterns just invite
chaos. The Snail's Trail is one.
See that recent post here:http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/2015/10/ouch-one-tiny-mistake.html
This Snail's Trail is from the Michigan project,
picture from the Quilt Index. The other quilt wreck pictures
are from online auctions.