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Tile Monster!

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pdevredis65

Thanks, Kathy! You'd think I'd have been the one to spot them, since I made the darn thing, but, although I could SEE the patterns in the photo, I couldn't translate them into connecting the pieces! LOL!

katwoody99

This is a great puzzle, Pat! Somehow I spotted some patterns quickly, then focused on each pattern individually, and it fell into place. Thanks much!

pdevredis65

I'd like bathroom tiles! LOL! Actually, a rug would be good, because I love very simple furniture, in teak, usually, with accent pieces in rosewood and maybe a lighter wood. Very modern, but not stark, more into wood and not chrome and glass. I guess it's what used to be called Scandinavian modern. So I love interesting rugs, and a strong pattern on a rug works well with the clean lines and crisp fabrics--ones that are interesting more for their texture than for any big patterns......

Wendy13

Pat, I would LOVE a rug with this pattern.

pdevredis65

Thanks, Wendy! It was a grid I made, and then just mirror/copied many times--I love the way that turns it into a complicated tile-work pattern! :-)))

Wendy13

How on earth did I miss this???? Oh, Pat, I think this is just ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.

pdevredis65

I started with the pink/turquoise, and the pink/green next to that, and made horizontal chains, which I could attach to the borders and to each other--eventually! LOL! I love to hear about different strategies, because I keep varying mine from puzzle to puzzle. Sometimes I think it makes more sense to sort everything out first; sometimes I work on one particular color or pattern at a time; sometimes I make the border and then just try to fit things into it, which happens lots of the time with tugman's puzzles; sometimes I do all of those, and more, at the same time...! :-)))

aishahm

We worked it completely different and yet we got similar results. I started with the pale green. Then I moved on to the lighter colors. I did the darker sections last, which is why I didn't see that gray vertical bar until I was almost done. It was a nice monster. Very challenging, but didn't take hours and hours. I like that you can take a logical approach rather than relying solely on the shape of each piece. I do hope you do more like this.

pdevredis65

Well, I finally finished it! I have to say that it required recognizing some of the tiniest of clues, like that pale greyish vertical bar (with a short horizontal line at each end) that bisects each of the brownish sections--at least the way I ended up working it! That helped me orient the very pale green around the ends of it, as well as the brown...... Oh, well, I did call it a monster, didn't I?!!! :-)))

aishahm

LOL. I have to agree with you. This is not an easy puzzle. There are always a couple of people who are really fast. Just look at the times on the John's last two monsters. There was 5-6 hours difference between the first and last people on the leader board. Either way, this is a lot of fun. The colors are nice. More muted, so you're not being blinded with brightness while you try match up the little tiles.

pdevredis

Forget what I just wrote--those first 2 times are way off what it's going to take me--I haven't a clue how to attack this! I have a dozen coupled pieces, and that's it (aside from the border), and I really have no idea how to go on--I haven't gotten the key to it yet!

pdevredis

Thanks, Aishahm! From the times posted, it won't be a monster, just challenging, which is fine with me! :-)))

aishahm

Oooh pretty! Pat, this is fantastic. Hopefully, I can start it this evening.

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