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Topic #262: Quilting bee on WebPBN
By Brian Bellis (mootpoint)

#1: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Dec 12, 2010

Want to make a quilt? Everyone who wants to participate, make a 5x5 quilt square with the word "quilt" and your ID in the title. I'll "stitch" them together and see what comes out.
#2: Gator (Gator) on Dec 15, 2010
We are up to 28 so far. Approximately what number are you shooting for? 30x30 would be 36 squares, 40x40 would be 64 squares, 50x50 would be 100 squares!
Just curious...
#3: Girl at Work (girlatwork) on Dec 15, 2010
dont forget the strpis in between the squares
#4: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Dec 15, 2010
I think we might make it to 64. They are still coming in fast but I think they'll start to slow down soon. I'll start a count down to give everyone who wants to participate a chance to submit. Stripes won't be a problem but what color to choose. All the colors have been evenly used. Maybe white? What do you think?
#5: Gator (Gator) on Dec 15, 2010
If possible, I would say white, but that might make it unsolvable really fast. I think you are just going to have to play with it a bit. You may be able to arrange them to get a solution.
#6: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Dec 15, 2010
I just did a sampler with nine squares on a 19x19 grid with white stripe borders. It was tough but do-able. The problem with a white boarder is it's so hard to keep clean.
#7: Sarah Andrews (sarah) on Dec 16, 2010
It's wonderful to see how many people submitted blocks and how creative people are with a 5x5 grid. Plus personalities/puzzle-makers styles showed in quite a few blocks.
#8: Joel Lynn (furface1) on Dec 28, 2010
Take a look at puzzle #1541 - it looks like it presaged this effort.
#9: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Dec 29, 2010
Joel. You are right. Minnie even mentions quilt. I'm sure there are many symmetric patterns here. I didn't do anything but suggest we each make small blocks. It was a fun project.
#10: Joel Lynn (furface1) on Dec 29, 2010
Brian, I should have explained more. I've been working on older puzzles that are 20 x 20 pixels or less, and I've been coming across a number of puzzles from 2007 that have similar themes to more recent puzzles, including my "Tonite's Dinner" puzzle I posted a few days ago. It just looked like #1541 fit right in with your idea, which I thought was excellent fun. Many creative ideas, and some new puzzle creators. AND, the individual blocks were small and quick to solve, which really appealed to me. Thank you for proposing the project and for assembling the results. Well done!
#11: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Dec 29, 2010
Thanks Joel. It was alot of fun.

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