Complete a 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzlea 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle completed    a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzleUnfortunately, this puzzle ended up being 999 pieces instead of 1000, but I’m still crossing the’Completing a 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle’ goal off my bucket list!

Luckily, someone at one of our vacation rental properties left this puzzle when they were visiting. I was half way through completing the 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle when I noticed, in the tiniest writing ever, that the top of the box said “one piece missing.” Darn! What to do? I rationalized that it was still technically a 1000  piece puzzle, it just lacked one piece, but I would definitely know where the piece went. So there!

I hadn’t done a puzzle since I was a child and never one with so many pieces to it. I was naive to think that it could be completed in one night. 4 nights (7 hours and 18 minutes) later…success! Though this was challenging, it was also extremely relaxing. You don’t find too many opportunities where you can concentrate on just one thing and let everything else go. That was worth every minute! 


1. Turn all the pieces with the print size up.
 2. Separate the border pieces from the interior ones.
 3. Start connecting pieces with the border.
4. Complete sections with  large objects.
5. Orgazine pieces by color or pattern.
6. Complete color sections.

Have you ever completed a 100 piece jigsaw puzzle?

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The world’s  largest jigsaw puzzle was 24,000 pieces



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  1. 1000piecejigsawpuzzle July 29, 2010 at 12:08 am - Reply

    As a huge fan of the jigsaw puzzle I love your write up. My spouse and I spend a great deal of time relaxing with puzzles after the kids have gone to bed. It's really a great brain exercise, while being social and catching up on the days events. And your tips are spot on! 🙂

  2. Jennifer Rough May 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Actually, the world's largest jigsaw puzzle is 32,256 pieces.  Sold by  Maybe I'll try that one when my little ones are a bit older.

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