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    Interlocking Puzzle Quilt

    Has anyone ever designed one and made it?
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    I have seen a few quilts that I would call Interlocking Puzzle Quilt, so there must be a pattern out there somewhere. Might be worth googling.

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    I have not made mine, but this is my design
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    Well actually I'm thinking of designing one myself and have been for quite some time. I love to make puzzles and the harder the better such as doing a two sided puzzle......been there done that before and those are not even interlocking with both sides pieces looking alot alike but not.

    I'm also thinking more along the lines of a scenic background of sorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    I have not made mine, but this is my design
    Name:  interlocking puzzle.JPG
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    Have you considered getting fabric that has some sort of picture, graphics, photo, scenic and cutting it to your design here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clsurz View Post
    Have you considered getting fabric that has some sort of picture, graphics, photo, scenic and cutting it to your design here?
    no, haven't considered that. but it would be difficult to line up as the interlocking part is pieced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    no, haven't considered that. but it would be difficult to line up as the interlocking part is pieced.
    Never done paper/foundation piecing but perhaps it could be done using that method! Or how about perhaps doing it as an applique quilt using water soluble and invisible thread? Perhaps it would give it the real look of an interlockig puzzle.
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    This may not be exactly what you are looking for, but it is simple to do.Name:  IMG_1540s.JPG
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    I was just looking at the alphabet in CAPS to see which letters can be used to create puzzle quilts and have a never ending supply of new puzzle quilts to make by rotating or inverting it them.

    I decided to look at the Latin alphabet to see which letters vaguel resemble letters that can be rotated or mirrored to create many puzzle quilts with never ending possibilities.

    I found that these letters L, N, I, P, F, Y, T, U, V, W, and Z can be mirrored or rotated to create an endless supply of squares and rectangles to create puzzles.

    Now I am going to have fun. I bought myself a 3 ring binder yesterday with a grid tablet and lined tablet to experiment with so I hope to have fun this month with it and see what I can come up with.

    As I was sitting here thinking on this I remembered that last fall I had purchased from AccuCut to use in my Accuquilt Studio some math sets to do just that, create puzzles. I went about trying to find it and took a while because they were not moved into my cutting room like I had asked my son to do the other month. I have sitting here four different Pentominoes Sets to play with. I simply forgot I had them until now. For those of you who may wonder what a Pentominoes is, a pentomino is a polyomino composed of five congruent squares connected along their edges.

    I think what I will do is use these Pentominoes dies to cut various colors in cardstock first to create templates and start manipulating it onto my grid paper to see what type blocks I can create with it. Since I have a wide format printer up to 13 x 19 I'll have enough wiggle room to create at least 12 by 18 inch blocks or smaller. My using colored paper will save m from using so much ink and process it all using black ink. If I'm not mistaken somewhere in this house I still have even patterned paper I use to use when I did papercrafting so might as well use that up and create templates to design and create a multitude of puzzle quilts.
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    Any and all tessellations are 'interlocking' by definition. They can be as complex or as simple as you want to make them. One example of an interactive design site is this one.
    http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/tess/tess.htm
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    Bless you GhostRider for that link .... it'll be much quicker for designing layouts than the old graph paper method!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    I have not made mine, but this is my design
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    Nancy how many pieces do you have in each block?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm5419 View Post
    This may not be exactly what you are looking for, but it is simple to do.Name:  IMG_1540s.JPG
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    This is very much like using the letter H and interlocking each piece.
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    Here is one we made with tiny pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Bless you GhostRider for that link .... it'll be much quicker for designing layouts than the old graph paper method!
    And they even spell 'colour' correctly, right? LOL

    Up at the top, they also have grids for triangles and what they call Escher-style, which is really just one that combines squares AND triangles. It's a great website. Enjoy!
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    Yessirreee ... M'am! (a Brit Site!)
    And it was all those variables that got me excited .... link saved, thanks to you Ghostie!
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    there is one out there, I bought it several years ago and its very nice. Im not at home right now so cant tell you the name etc but if you dont find it, I'll dig it out once we return from vacation

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    Now that is really neat!!!! Thanks a lot for sharing.
    Of course it may just shoot the rest of my morning. (smile)
    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Any and all tessellations are 'interlocking' by definition. They can be as complex or as simple as you want to make them. One example of an interactive design site is this one.
    http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/tess/tess.htm

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    There is a great pattern available. I purchased the pattern to make my nephew a puzzle quilt for Xmas.
    Really cute for childrens lap quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clsurz View Post
    Has anyone ever designed one and made it?
    A few have been shown on here. Maybe the ladies (or gents) will come forth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by clsurz View Post
    Has anyone ever designed one and made it?
    clsurz,

    Kelly Gallagher-Abbott has made a very cute puzzle quilt. You can get it online and is a free pattern you can download. Jute Box Quilts is the name of her site. It is called Jig Swatches Puzzle.

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    Last edited by Ellen 1; 03-13-2012 at 06:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    A few have been shown on here. Maybe the ladies (or gents) will come forth!
    here are a couple of board links for jigsaw puzzle quilts
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...-t37927-4.html
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    I have a pattern that looks like a puzzle when it is done called Quilter's Puzzle from eQuiltPatterns.com by Liz Schwartz and Stephen Seifert. I think I bought it in Vegas 4 years ago. Never used. If you can't find it elsewhere PM me and we'll make a deal.

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    Oh Wow! Fun stuff!

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