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It’s a New Quilt Jigsaw Puzzle from Quilt Alliance

Note: this puzzle works best on a desktop or laptop computer. For a phone and tablet-friendly version, visit this link.

New Quilt Jigsaw Puzzle Feature

Welcome to a fun new quilt jigsaw puzzle feature from Quilt Alliance! We are creating new quilt jigsaw puzzles for you that are both fun to solve and inspirational, too!  The beautiful quilts in the puzzles have all been contestants in past Quilt Alliance contests. Be sure to sign up for our blog notifications, so that you don’t miss any of the upcoming puzzles.

The Quilt Alliance presents a contest, exhibition and auction of small wall quilts every year. This key fundraiser supports our mission of documenting, preserving and sharing the history of quilts and their makers, and is an important opportunity to showcase and record the work of quilters in the U.S. and all over the world.

You can browse the 2017 contest quilts here www.QuiltAllanceAuction.org to start picking out your favorites for our annual online auction that begins on Nov. 13, 2017.

My Garden

This week’s puzzle quilt is entitled My Garden and was made by Margaret Cibulsky of Port Washington, NY. This quilt was the Handi Quilter Grand Prize winner in the 2016 My Favorite Things  contest.

If you need help solving the puzzle, you can find a picture of the puzzle quilt here.

Artist’s Statement

The whole style of this quilt was an experiment. While my favorite way to make a quilt is improvisational piecing, I had never used this technique with the intention of using my work as the background for a natural scene. Another first was the free-cut blooms which I attached with raw-edge applique and then using some fancy stitches on my machine to create greenery. All in all, this little quilt is one of my favorites!

Judges’ Comments

We were all in agreement about the appropriateness of My Garden for this prize. The maker is clearly not stuck in any particular genre. Cone flowers and daisies bloom atop a somewhat “improvisational” background of random-size squares and rectangles, mostly—but not entirely—solids. The freeform flowers, though not ultra-realistic, are easily recognizable and nicely balanced. We love the lacy, embroidered stems and purple flowers that make up the lower third of the piece. Congratulations on a job well done!

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COMMENTS (15)
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Haha … what a surprise to see this today!!! It was fun! Took me a lot longer than I thought!

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    Hi Margaret,
    Thanks for making such a beautiful quilt! We’re glad you had fun and hope everyone else does, too!

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Charming quilt and fun puzzle!

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    Thanks, Pat!

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Love the puzzles. Had a few problems with the window size – did not readjust to my screen until puzzle was completed

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    Thanks, Manya! We noticed the sizing issue too–will keep working to adjust it.

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i prefer the usual style puzzle format .

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    Hi, Linda. Thanks for the feedback!

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If you look at the bottom right-hand corner of the puzzle, just to the left of the button that will take it to full screen mode, there is another button that looks like a single puzzle piece. Click on this to go the Jigsaw Planet and work the puzzle there. I just did it without any spacing issues, but couldn’t work it before that.

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I liked having the choice of number of pieces in the old version. I also had trouble with sizing. I too prefer the usual style.

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I agree with Linda Barton. I prefer the usual style puzzle format. It was very challenging. This one was way to easy. Reminded me of kindergarten to first graders puzzles.

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The Quilt puzzles are FUN!

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Loved the puzzle, it was great fun. Please add me to your blog.

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Yes please, the old format…and more pieces.

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3:45 minutes to finish. Fun!

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