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MasterPieces 500 Pieced Puzzles

Hi Welcome to the Jigthings Jigsaw puzzle blog.

This week in the UK it is the second British Jigsaw Championship!
http://jigsawfestival.org.uk/
There are several types of puzzles that are to be made and there is competitions for making 1000 piece jigsaws in the quickest time , there is also a doubles competition where they make 1500 puzzles against the clock and each other. The Championship is held in Saint Marys Church in New Market, New market is famed for horse racing in the UK i hope the crowds in the church dont get as excited as the punters at the races!

It sounds very grand but it is a bit smaller than the American puzzle Parlay which is in its twelfth year this year, i will give a for more details about the parlay in the next blog.

http://www.puzzleparley.org/index.html

On with the blog, i hope you find the puzzles enjoyable i know they gave me a hard time cropping the images the sizes of the puzzles differ so much for Master pieces.


Majestic Eyes
An awesome glow in the dark Tiger jigsaw puzzle!
Size: 19 x 13 Inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Steven Michael Gardner
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Hummingbirds in bloom
A unusual Diamond shaped puzzle in which is square rather than portrait or Landscape.
Size: 19 x 19 Inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Welcome Wrens
A Superb round puzzle which fits on the Jigboard 1000
Size: 19.5 Inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Master Pieces
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Canyon Weaver
A great painting of a indian looming in the Grand Canyon
Size: 21 x 15 Inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Master Pieces
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Five Snowmen Friends
I know its only July but its never to early to start the holiday shopping!
Size: 21 x 15 Inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Master Pieces
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Last Supper
A Panoramic puzzle of the famous scene from the Last supper.
Size: 36 x 12 Inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Master Pieces
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1500
Jigsort 1500


Natures Little Guardian
A great fantasy puzzle showing a young child looking after nature.
Size: 19.5 Round
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Master Pieces
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Ranch Romance
A very unusual heart shaped puzzle
Size: 36 x 12 Inches
Number of Pieces: 20 x 18
Artist: Master Pieces
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000

 


Bird Feeder Buffet
Another Thin long space saver Panoramic jigsaw puzzle which measures
Size: 27 x 9 Inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Nancy Shumaker
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000

 


Paradise
A Master Piece space saver puzzle, very long and narrow.
Size: 27 x 9 Inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Christian Riese Lassen
Buy puzzle on Amazon USa>
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000

The summer is quite a quiet time for making Jigsaw puzzles but there is a very well edited Jigsaw video just been released on Youtube it deserves a few hits so please click the link below to watch the Hot Sauce video.

Happy Jigging!
Pete

Summer Jigsaw Puzzles

Hi
It is now summer in the UK and it’s really beginning to warm up here.

SummerDid you ever wonder when the first jigsaw puzzles were made? There is an interesting article on puzzling in another blog about Jigsaws.
Take a look at this link

I thought we would take a look at some of the puzzles out there that you can buy which reflect summer. Below are ten of our personal favourite puzzles.

 


Seaside Summer
A good day at the beach
Size: 26 x 19 Inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: SunsOut
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Neuschwanstein Castle
Stunning scene of summer at Neuschwanstein Castle, this will fit the new Jigboard 2000
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 2000
Artist: Buffalo
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 2000


Friends in Summer
Superb White Mountain Puzzle
Size: 30 x 24 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Fred Swan
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1500
Jigsort 1500


Summer by The Sea
Larged pieced summer puzzle
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Ravensburger
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Days to Remember
Lovely American town scene
Size: 21.25 x 15 inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Summer Delights
A high-gloss-finished jigsaw puzzle
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 550
Artist: Ceaco
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Summer Celebration
This beautiful puzzle is one from the range of adults with Alzheimer’s disease puzzles
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 36
Artist: Springbok
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Summer Daydream
A unusual square puzzle
Size: 25 x 25 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: MasterPieces
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1500
Jigsort 1500


Summer Bouquet 
Another easy-handling puzzle
Size: 24 x 18 inches
Number of Pieces: 275
Artist: Cobble Hill
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000

 

 


Fairyland Summer Dancer
This is my favourite puzzle this week – a stunning puzzle but why can’t I buy it in the UK?
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 750
Artist: Ceaco
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000

 

 

We often get asked for larger frames than the ones we have on our website. Recently a lady called from Italy who had just finished the 13,000-piece-sized puzzle called ‘The Creation of Adam’ which is a jigsaw of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. I am afraid that we do not make a frame that large – I think the shippers would struggle to get it there in one piece!
The puzzle is available on Amazon and if you fancy the challenge you can buy it Here
There is a six-part video of the puzzle; the first part is below if you fancy a watch.

Happy jigging!
Pete

Ravensburger 500 sized Puzzles

Logo_ravRavensburger are a German company that have been around for over 100 years and this month they have launched a whole raft of new puzzles.
The company are often referred to as “the kings of Jigsaw” which is quite a title to live up to.
Have a look at the Jigsaw Puzzle club pdf and see the new range that is available.
http://www.jigsaw-puzzle-club.co.uk/jigsaw-newsletters/Issue-100.pdf

Meanwhile below are some of our favourite puzzles in the 500 size.


San Francisco
From the Around The World collection
Size: 19.5 x 14.25 inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Kevin Walsh
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigsort 500
Jigboard 500

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Cobble Hill Jigsaw Puzzles

cobble-hill-logoThis week’s blog looks at the different Cobble Hill puzzles. I love the variety of puzzles that Cobble Hill make.
At the bottom of the page, there is also a very interesting video by Cobble Hill’s Allegra Vernon. It shows what goes into deciding which image will make a Cobble Hill jigsaw puzzle.

The link below will take you to a very interesting gentleman called Merle Weckworth who lives in Montevideo Minnesota which this year has been gripped by bad weather. Merle has a secret system for doing jigsaws – a concept that we have never seen before and possibly never will again. Follow the link and have a look.
http://kstp.com/article/stories/S3338092.shtml?cat=26


Wide-Eyed Fishes
There is something fishy about this puzzle
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 400
Artist: Cobble Hill
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000
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Puzzles Manufactured by SunsOut

It’s funny how people often THINK they don’t like jigsaw puzzles but then find out that actually they do – if only to keep the kids quiet for a while! Read the experience of Suzanne Perez Tobias Here

Suzanne was convinced that jigsaw puzzles played no part in her life but a chance buy to qualify for free shipping on Amazon changed all that. As she concludes, “I’ll buy another puzzle because that was $12 well spent”! Well Suzanne, we are delighted to have you on board.Sunsout

This week we are featuring puzzles from one of the best known all-American puzzle manufacturers. SunsOut puzzles have intriguing piece shapes and a breathtaking range of images. Enjoy!


Manhattan skyline
Showing the Manhattan skyline during a New Years Eve firework show
Size: 27.5 x 21.5 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Chen
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigsort 1500

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