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    Hello again.....

    In recent weeks, some contributors to this forum have successfully cut some really great jigsaw puzzles. Here's an example of my style of cutting at the extreme. It's from a calendar of quilts.

    There are perhaps only eight or so basic shapes in this puzzle, but the colors make it fun to cut and probably a real dilemma to put together (my wife hasn't done it yet). It measures just under a square foot, has just over 300 pieces, made from 5-ply poplar and took a little over five hours to cut. The result is quite tight. It can be picked up by any edge piece and waved in the air.

    Pictured below are the front and back. Questions? Happy to help anytime.

    Have phun.........Carter




  • #2
    Beautiful work and a challange I'm sure! Carter your puzzle making skills just amaze me! Thanks for sharing.
    Bill

    DeWalt 788



    aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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    • #3
      That's amazing Carter. I have to show this one to my quilt guild friends
      Diane
      Dragon
      Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
      Owner of a Dewalt 788
      PuffityDragon on AFSP

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      • #4
        That definitely looks as if it could be challenging to put together - nice work, Carter..
        Ian

        Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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        • #5
          That's one for the masochists!

          Great picture and cutting, Carter! This is a quality puzzle.

          Pete

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          • #6
            Great puzzle Carter

            Bob
            Delta P-20 & Q-3

            I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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            • #7
              WOW......Great colours!......i also do quilting and would love a copy of that puzzle to try it out.....could you tell me where to get it?........i am amazed that your wife hasn't done it yet!....what a challange!


              Peggie

              Delta P-20

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              • #8
                My wife finished putting it together a few days ago. It probably took her six or seven hours, spread over seven or eight days.

                As usual, when she was finished I gave it to a puzzle-hungry couple....who called me late that evening to say they had assembled it in one evening....oh, well.....

                The picture is simply from a quilt calendar for 2007. Similar calendars are sold every year. I assume this answers your question about a "copy" of the puzzle.....

                Have phun....

                Carter

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                • #9
                  Carter
                  yes you have answered me question .....actually in part......is there a pattern for the cutting lines you have used for the puzzle.....Probably a silly question


                  Peggie

                  Delta P-20

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                  • #10
                    Nope....no pattern....I've never used one for any of my puzzles. I'm what's known as a color line cutter. I use the colors lines of images within pictures as the bases for puzzle pieces.

                    If you haven't seen my puzzles before, here's a link to one of my Picture Trail albums which will show the variety of picture I work with.

                    http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/...9642&members=1

                    Carter

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                    • #11
                      Now that you mention it I can see what you are doing. I can't imagine ever getting that good! However, I will work at it. I can only get dialup internet here so I am downloading your other puzzzle pics in the background while I work my way through here.


                      Peggie

                      Delta P-20

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                      • #12
                        Hey, Bashkir.......

                        I'm happy to help you to try freehand puzzles. Feel free to drop me an email directly at any time: [email protected].

                        I suggest, for a start, you find some greeting cards with pictures you like. They're a nice size to get started on.

                        On another forum, I posted some step-by-step instructions. Here they are:

                        http://wmyoung.proboards107.com/inde...ead=1173906092

                        Have phun.........Carter

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