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Jan in VA 12-15-2015 06:21 PM

How well do you discern shapes?
 
Because I often have people tell me that they can't believe I "could see that," I have realized over the years that not everyone finds the differences in shapes as easy to "see" as I seem to. Today I found a test that helps you determine your ability to discern the vague differences in shapes. This could be a great resource for quilters and instructors. You might enjoy trying it!

http://www.buzzhearts.com/en/blog/on...this-test/109/

Jan in VA

susie-susie-susie 12-15-2015 06:33 PM

Thanks, Jan. I scored better than 4%. I also took the color test and did well on that too. I guess quilting comes in handy.
Sue

Irene C. 12-15-2015 06:57 PM

Hi Jan, I got 96% right. I was a little worried since I'm on my cell phone that I wouldn't be able to see the shape clearly.
Thank you Jan.

Mariposa 12-15-2015 07:14 PM

Thanks Jan! I'm glad I can join the ranks of the 4%... ;)

Leslie333 12-15-2015 07:22 PM

Top 4% for me.

ctyankee 12-15-2015 07:24 PM

That was fun! I'm in the top 4% as well! Yay!

susiequilt 12-15-2015 07:28 PM

Quilters are good! I also am in the top 4%.

Chasing Hawk 12-15-2015 07:50 PM

Top 4% for me too. I think it's because my Dad was a Machinist and I did so well in Drafting class. I seem to do a lot better when math and a structured set of patterns is involved.

Tothill 12-15-2015 10:42 PM

I wonder with these sorts of 'tests' just how true the results are?

I scored in the top too.

Or maybe because quilters work with patterns in fabric and patterns, we have a natural aptitude.

dunster 12-15-2015 11:25 PM

hmmm... I was in the top 4% also. Maybe everyone is? Or maybe we're all special. :)

DOTTYMO 12-15-2015 11:39 PM

Do you think that as quilters we are automatically part of the top 4%.?

sparkys_mom 12-16-2015 05:07 AM


Originally Posted by dunster (Post 7405222)
hmmm... I was in the top 4% also. Maybe everyone is? Or maybe we're all special. :)

Yeah - and if you read some of the comments below the test it looks like everyone is in the top 4%. They can't all be quilters. It would be more interesting if the results would show you which ones you missed as it is highly likely that you didn't get them all correct.

#1 AAA quilter 12-16-2015 05:21 AM

#5 does not have a correct answer... the missing area has 4 missing lines and the choices are 3 or 5 lines. This test does not have anything to do with intelligence as stated at the beginning... it has to do with logic and perception.

MarthaT 12-16-2015 06:51 AM

Yep, I saw this on facebook a couple of weeks ago. I'm pretty sure I got them all correct except one that didn't seem to have a correct answer. Everyone there was scoring well also. We decided the test was an ego booster. :) One thing I don't like about all of these "tests" that go around on facebook is that they do not tell you which questions you missed. (Especially things like grammar.) Therefore, I wonder at their scoring...just sayin'...

nancyw 12-16-2015 07:36 AM

I scored 96%.

Wanabee Quiltin 12-16-2015 07:44 AM

Interesting test. I am nearly blind in one eye and I got a 96% even though the last few pictures were hard to get on my laptop. I am excellent at color, probably better than picking designs.

mjmachin 12-16-2015 07:49 AM

I am really disappointed! I took the test and also came up top 4%. So my inquiring mind took it again and of course entered a lot of wrong answers....guess what....I again came up in the top 4%. hummmm!!!!????

just_the_scraps_m'am 12-16-2015 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by mjmachin (Post 7405531)
I am really disappointed! I took the test and also came up top 4%. So my inquiring mind took it again and of course entered a lot of wrong answers....guess what....I again came up in the top 4%. hummmm!!!!????

now that's funny! go figure...

Quilty-Louise 12-16-2015 08:05 AM

I got the top 4% also.

catsden 12-16-2015 08:09 AM

Top 4% for me also.

SHELTIE'SMAMA 12-16-2015 09:22 AM

I too went back to see if there was a score lower. Worked hard to pick wrong answers scored 60 on 2nd round vs 96 first time. Think it might have something to do with quilters paying attention to detail. Interesting, B neg blood is only 4 percent of population.

lynnie 12-16-2015 09:49 AM

I got 96% correct, in th top 4%
I'm great at special skills, something men excel at, and very few woman.
I love those types of puzzles. bring on some more.

thanks for sharing with all of us.

lynnie 12-16-2015 09:52 AM

I think we all scored so high because we are quilters. we pay attention to a lot of things others don't. we're just smarter than the rest of the population. we know the names of shapes past a square, others don't. we see color and shapes others don't also. We can visualize a quilt block, with color, when others can't see the design.

IBQUILTIN 12-16-2015 11:15 AM

Something is wrong with the link for me. It takes me to buzz-hearts, then says it can't be found.

maryb119 12-16-2015 11:43 AM

I'm in the top 4%.

Jan in VA 12-16-2015 11:58 AM

Well, it seems the test got us all thinking -- whether that was negative thinking or not. Just our interest in taking it shows us something about ourselves. :)

Jan in VA

tessagin 12-16-2015 12:08 PM

I scored in the top 4% also and did well with the colors. They also have another test with faded numbers toward the end and ask how many or what the last number is that you see. just let's us know how well we do/don't see.

Geri B 12-16-2015 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by mjmachin (Post 7405531)
I am really disappointed! I took the test and also came up top 4%. So my inquiring mind took it again and of course entered a lot of wrong answers....guess what....I again came up in the top 4%. hummmm!!!!????

...but it's on the internet and everything there is true!!!!!!! Some do really believe that!!!! Your "test" was a perfect way to show the farce of it...

Jannie 12-16-2015 09:14 PM

I took the test, but it didn't tell me how many I got right. It took me to a new test with 120 questions which I am not willing to spend that much time on.

Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN (Post 7405697)
Something is wrong with the link for me. It takes me to buzz-hearts, then says it can't be found.


cathyvv 12-16-2015 10:37 PM

I sometimes have difficulty because of the colors - color blindness makes some similarly colored pieced shapes blend into each other. When I look at patterns in magazines, then look at the fabric descriptions and how much of each is needed, I frequently say, "There's no 'color X' in that quilt!"

Then I study the picture of the quilt and see the difference in the pattern of the fabric, but I really don't see the color that was mentioned in the directions.

If the colors of the fabrics are bright or high contrast, then I don't have a problem discerning shapes.

Needless to say, the quilts I make use bright , high contrast fabrics. I learned learned that I can only use 4 - 5 different fabrics in a quilt without getting overwhelmed.

While I can't be sure, I think my Mother had the same problem. I base that on some of her UFOs. When I tried to complete a couple of them, I got lost when I tried to piece them.

Having said that, the test said I'm in the top 4%, probably because quilting has forced me to be more particular when determining shapes! I have noticed a definite improvement from pre-quilting days!

cathyvv 12-16-2015 10:57 PM

Some people are just good at pattern detection. I am not, and never have been. I worked in IT and those silly pattern tests kept me from getting a few jobs. However, it turned out I was very good at systems analysis because of my logic abilities.

Happily, that surprised even me!

mojo11 12-17-2015 06:49 AM

I also was 96%. Was in the 4%.

Annaquilts 12-17-2015 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by dunster (Post 7405222)
hmmm... I was in the top 4% also. Maybe everyone is? Or maybe we're all special. :)

LOL I was thinking the same as I was too. It must be a quilters thing.

ladyinpurple135 12-17-2015 08:46 AM

Me, too!! I'm thinking that Quilter's possibly do better because we are used to seeing patterns where others cannot - although sometimes we just have to'tilt our head to one side or the other to see them! Very interesting test - thought I had messed up in a couple.


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