A quote from the book that explains very clearly the Amish people - "Making a batch of vegetable soup, it's not right for the carrot to say I taste better than the peas, or the pea to say I taste better than the cabbage. It takes all the vegetables to make a good soup!"Worrying about the outcome robs of the joy of simply doing the work. No one person stands out.
A mistake in the midst of a well thought out plan, serves as an opening to let the spirit come in. Thus a "mistake" may be built into the quilt. The "work is enjoyable, important and should be respected." This spirit shines through an Amish woman's quilt.