Third Quarter Jigsaws

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Not that many jigsaws this quarter.  Although I'm trying to work through ones I took from David's place a while back so can do them and get them out of the house.

This one is by a brand which I've done several jigsaws of.  This is one that has a repeating pattern of 4x4, so sixteen shapes of pieces that repeat.  So I spent a lot of time sorting all the pieces out into the sixteen piles.

Colour jigsaw 4x4

Colosseum jigsaw

Because just look at this thing.  It's all brown and black.  Sorting the pieces takes ages, but then putting them in is very quick.

Colosseum jigsaw

Colosseum jigsaw

Colosseum jigsaw

Colosseum jigsaw

This is one of my birthday presents from the sweetie.  I've always said that gradients make jigsaws easy.  I could do a whole jigsaw of just sky if there was a good enough gradient on it.  So when I saw this a while back I wanted it.  There's actually no two pieces the same colour (although some of the greens are very similar!).  This was a super fun jigsaw and I finished it the morning after my birthday.

Colour jigsaw

Colour jigsaw

Then there's the three I did in Queensland

Osaka Castle jigsaw

Lions jigsaw

Fish jigsaw

And this is another birthday present from the sweetie.  A jigsaw of a jigsaw, by Mensa.

Mensa jigsaw

Again, luckily, a repeating pattern.  So I spent forever sorting out all the pieces in to the sixteen kinds of pieces (different brand to the Colosseum, so the pieces a bit different, but similar idea).

Mensa jigsaw

These are the edges

Mensa jigsaw

Once sorted, and the middle was done, it meant that I could work in rows (or columns) and only had about fifty pieces to search through, rather than nine hundred or so.  Worked well and went relatively quickly after that.

Mensa jigsaw

Mensa jigsaw

Mensa jigsaw

Mensa jigsaw

Mensa jigsaw

Mensa jigsaw

The fun thing about the Mensa jigsaw is that the other side of the jigsaw had a bunch of puzzles on it.  This was super easy to do because each puzzle had a different colour ink.  So it was simply a matter of sorting by colours, and putting together twelve small puzzles.  And then solve the puzzles :)

Mensa jigsaw

Mensa jigsaw

This one of the Britannia had some funky shaped pieces

Britannia Jigsaw

Britannia Jigsaw

This jigsaw was pretty awful.  The whole thing was out of focus, just blurry masses of white and grey and brown.  And every piece is the same (default) shape so my heart sank somewhat when I opened the box.  Fortunately though, you could pretty much tell which way up each piece went, which made it tolerable.

Polar bear jigsaw

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