Blue Janus Quilt

I decided to name this quilt the Blue Janus quilt, because Janus is the Greek God of doorways, gateways and transitions. This quilt is going to someone who is embarking on a huge transition. More on that later!

I started out with 6.5″ patches. Each one of those squares is 6.5″, which makes the block about 24′. I needed 16 of the 6.5′ patches across and down to make the desired sized quilt. Yet another monster!

Big Blocks of Big Patches
Big Blocks of Big Patches

These are the first of several blocks this size.

Quilt Top Finished
Quilt Top Finished

I cannot spread the whole thing out in my workroom, so you get a little piece of the action. It took me about a day plus a couple of hours to sew the whole thing together. Since I want the edges to be straight I added a quilting border that will get cut off later.

Completed Top
Completed Top

You can see a little of the quilting border in this picture.

I am almost finished with the back. It is causing me a few headaches so I wasn’t able to finished before I had to be away from my sewing machine for a week. I plan to quilt this baby at my next longarm appointment at the end of the month so I need to get it done. I am sure I can since I have only a few more seams to get a back that is large enough.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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