I love this pretty Quilted Kittens Puzzle because it has all the elements of a perfect puzzle experience. Kittens, quilts, pretty pastel colours, 500 large size pieces that all makes for a delightful 5 hour session. And lets just throw in a couple of butterflies to sweeten the curiosity of the kittens. Not exactly sure how the kitties got to the top of the clothesline but that's the creative part. This quilt reminds of the quilts way back in the day and I can appreciate the work that goes into quilts. Overall, Cobble Hill Puzzle Company nailed this one to be a winner! Amazon Link
Brand: Cobble Hill Puzzle Company
Title: Quilted Kittens Puzzle
Size: 26.625" x 19.25"
Overall Experience: Perfect
Cut Quality: Perfect
Board Quality: Firm
Shape Cut: Random large sizes
Image Quality: Superb
Hardest Area: no areas
Puzzle Dust? minimal
Finish Quality: Smooth matte
Box Quality: Good and solid
Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes
Was this purchased new? no
Price: Picked for review
Recommend Level: High
Time: 5 hours
I did my usual sorting routine.
As you can see in the image above right, I have taken a further step to layout the border pieces as I sort the first round. Then border went together fairly quickly.
I took the pieces with the kitties and butterflies and put them into the center of my board so I only had to lay out the pastel colours onto one foam board.
There is a nice BIG poster included with the Quilted Kittens Puzzle which is an added bonus!
First I started with the three kitties first which were quite simple. Next was the sky, butterflies and clothes pins were more simple areas. That left the patterns in the quilt left to do. These quilt patterns were also colour coordinated and pattern coordinated so that simplified that large section.
The matte finish is always nice on these Cobble Hill Company puzzles. I was totally delighted with everything about this puzzle including the cut. I highly recommend it but be prepared - the Quilted Kittens puzzle is highly addictive. So once you start you will just want to keep going until it's completed.
I can easily give this one the highest compliments from a puzzler as you can see in the close up images below. The perfect puzzle experience.....not to mention the 'aah' factor - "aahhh look at those cute little kitties....."
I also had the pleasure of assembling this Quilt Blocks puzzle by Cobble Hill Puzzle Company.
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About Cobble Hill Jigsaw Puzzles
Cobble Hill is a Canadian company that specializes in producing high-quality jigsaw puzzles for adults. The company has gained a reputation for producing visually appealing and challenging puzzles that are made from durable and eco-friendly materials.
One of the standout features of Cobble Hill puzzles is their unique designs. The company collaborates with artists from around the world to create puzzles that are not only challenging but also visually stunning. They have puzzles featuring iconic artworks such as Gustav "Klimt" puzzle and festive designs like "The Village Tree". They also offer themed puzzles such as animals, landscapes, and nostalgia.
Cobble Hill puzzles are made from high-quality, recycled materials that are durable and environmentally friendly. The puzzle pieces are thick and sturdy, making them easy to handle and assemble. Additionally, the pieces fit together smoothly and accurately, ensuring that the finished puzzle looks seamless and well-crafted.
Another notable feature of Cobble Hill puzzles is their commitment to sustainability. The company uses recycled and biodegradable materials in their puzzle production, and they also use vegetable-based inks in their printing process. Additionally, they donate puzzles to nursing homes and Alzheimer's facilities to help individuals with cognitive challenges.
In terms of pricing, Cobble Hill puzzles are generally affordable, with prices ranging from $15 to $25 for most designs. While they may be slightly more expensive than some other brands, the high-quality materials and unique designs justify the cost.
Cobble Hill also has a strong social media presence and engages with its audience through various platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. They regularly post images of new puzzles, behind-the-scenes glimpses of their puzzle-making process, and share puzzles completed by their followers. Their social media strategy has helped them to build a loyal following of puzzle enthusiasts and has helped them to stay relevant in a competitive market.
One area where Cobble Hill could improve is their range of puzzle sizes. While they offer a decent range of sizes, they do not currently offer puzzles with more than 2000 pieces, which may be a drawback for experienced puzzlers looking for a greater challenge.
In conclusion, Cobble Hill is a brand of jigsaw puzzles that offers high-quality, visually stunning, and eco-friendly puzzles that are enjoyed by puzzle enthusiasts of all skill levels. Their unique designs, commitment to sustainability, and engagement on social media have helped them to stand out in a crowded market and build a loyal following. While they could expand their range of puzzle sizes, overall, Cobble Hill puzzles are a great choice for anyone looking for a fun and challenging puzzle-solving experience.
(ChatGPT, personal communication, June 20, 2023)