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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

There and Back Again - An Announcement

"In fact I will go so far as to send you on this adventure. 
Very amusing for me, very good for you - 
and profitable too, very likely, if you ever get over it."  
~ Gandalf the Grey to Bilbo Baggins

Yes, indeed, you read the banner correctly! Fandom In Stitches will be hosting our first Block of the Month (BOM) project in honor of one of our favorite books, JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit!

There and Back Again is a collaborative effort between four Fandom In Stitches designers, Michelle Thompson, Lilja Björk Sigurdórsdóttir, Schenley Pilgram, and yours truly, Jennifer Ofenstein. Read more about FiS Designers.

Starting on October 5, 2011 and on the first Wednesday of each of the following 12 months, we will share a paper pieced quilt pattern that will all go toward one awesome Hobbit-themed quilt! At the end of the BOM, you will have 13 blocks and we will share finishing instructions, which includes the layout that we have created for this completely awesome Fandom quilt!

What do you need to do to get ready for this project? Read The Hobbit, because it's awesome, of course! Learn to paper piece, if you don't already know how. You can find all you need to know about paper piecing by visiting our Help page, where we have lots of useful links to our favorite tutorials!

Do you have friends that you think would enjoy There and Back Again? Share the Hobbity-goodness by copying and pasting the html of your choice to your own blog or website!

Once we get started, you'll be invited to share your BOM photos with our Flickr group for a chance to win a fabulous monthly prize. If you're interested in being a prize sponsor, drop us an email.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr or join our Block of the Month community on Livejournal and share your own There and Back Again experience!

As with all the patterns available on Fandom In StitchesThere and Back Again is a fan effort, brought to you completely free of charge. All patterns are intended for personal, non-profit use only out of respect to the fandoms we love.