Past Times A Cat is a Puzzle Jigsaw Review

This wonderful cat quotes jigsaw puzzle is sure to please all feline friends. Filled with an assortment of cats, kittens and cat quotations, it's purr-fect for any cat lover.

One of my all-time favourite cat jigsaw puzzles is this Past Times, A Cat is a Puzzle design. The detailed scene is full of different breeds of cats, kittens and cat quotations. A very special jigsaw for anyone who adores cats.

Draped across a sitting room or lounge on an array of tables, sofas and chairs are ten different cats and kittens including the lucky black cat, tabby and Siamese breeds. At the end, you can enjoy reading all the different quotations.

Past Times A Cat is a Puzzle Jigsaw Review

Past Times A Cat is a Puzzle Jigsaw Review cat quotes jigsaw puzzle quotations kittens cats

Title: A Cat is a Puzzle to Which There is No Solution

Publisher: Past Times

Release date: N/A

Artist: N/A

Cutting style: Grid cut

Number of puzzle pieces: 1000

Finished size approx: 50 x 75 cm / 20 x 30 inches

I love my cat themed jigsaws, but there are so many cute designs that I now limit myself to only buying slightly more unusual ones. They have to be more than just cute.

This Past Times version which you'll probably only source second-hand now, is a stunning piece of artwork that is not only stuffed full of cats and kittens but also includes some wonderful cat quotes which I'll include later in the review for you.

It's one of my all-time favourite cat puzzles and is a joy to put together. I love the painted style of this design and the colours are really vivid. It's a real purr-leasure!

Puzzle Quality Notes

It is a good quality puzzle. Despite being second-hand, it was almost pristine. The pieces were sturdy enough and fit together well. Wonderful and vibrant colours and printing.

There were a few issues. One is that the backs of each piece were smooth so this meant I could not put this together on my tilting puzzle board since smooth backs means the pieces all fall to the bottom. I'm not a fan of smooth backs on jigsaws but will put up with it if the artwork is good.

The other issue was the slightly unusual sizing with a very long horizontal measurement of 75cm / 30 inches for a 1000 piece puzzle. I'm lucky that I have a wide variety of jigsaw puzzle boards and can accommodate most designs up to 1500 pieces.

The weird sizing meant this one did not fit on a standard 1000 piece jigsaw board. It did fit on my Jacques of London portable puzzle board so I was sorted.

You may need to check the size of your board to make sure it will fit if you get hold of this design.

Jigsaw Puzzle Construction Order and Tips

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Not changing from my usual strategy, I completed the edge pieces on this design first after separating the edges from the rest of the pieces.

The first part I worked on was the fluffy white cat reclining on the blue sofa because it is the only white cat and the pieces were easy to pick out and assemble first.

I then picked out all the blue pieces to put the china jars together. There isn't a whole lot of blue so this colour stood out easily for me.

Next came the red armchair with it's white embroidered headrest. I left the cat out but filled in the chair.

From this point I worked on the window at the top and then filled in all the non-cat parts leaving most of the cats and kittens until the end since I find fur quite tricky.

It was a challenging but highly enjoyable jigsaw puzzle. My complete copy is being passed on to a fellow cat and jigsaw lover who I know will love this design.

What to Look for on Completing This Jigsaw Puzzle

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Once you've completed this fantastic design, you can enjoy all the cat quotations in this brilliant puzzle. Here they are listed:

A cat is a puzzle to which there is no solution. Hazel Nicholson

To err is human, to purr is feline. Robert Byrne

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. Ellen Perry Berkley

Like a graceful vase, a cat even when motionless, seems to flow. George F Will

The smallest feline is a masterpiece. Leonardo Da Vinci

Even overweight cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses. John Weitz

A sleeping cat is ever alert. Fred Schwab

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort. James Herriot

One cat just leads to another. Ernest Hemmingway

Overall Experience With A Cat is a Puzzle

One of my favourite cat themed jigsaw puzzles of all time. Beautiful artwork, vivid and rich colours, a wonderful selection of quotations to enjoy once you've finished.

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