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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

There and Back Again - Month 6

Very slowly he got up and groped about on all fours, till he touched the wall of the tunnel; but neither up nor down it could he find anything: nothing at all, no sign of goblins, no sign of dwarves. His head was swimming, and he was far from certain even of the direction they had been going in when he had his fall. He guessed as well as he could, and crawled along for a good way, till suddenly his hand met what felt like a tiny ring of cold metal lying on the floor of the tunnel. It was a turning point in his career, but he did not know it. He put the ring in his pocket almost without thinking; certainly it did not seem of any particular use at the moment.
The Hobbit, Chapter 5

The Precious by Lilja Björk Sigurdórsdóttir 

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pieced (L-R) by Michelle Thompson, Jennifer Ofenstein and Schenley Pilgram

There And Back Again
Block of the Month
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There and Back Again is a collaborative effort between four Fandom In Stitches designers, Michelle Thompson, Lilja Björk Sigurdórsdóttir, Schenley Pilgram, and Jennifer Ofenstein. 

We hope you enjoy this month's block, The Precious, designed for your piecing pleasure by Lilja Björk Sigurdórsdóttir.

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  1. Yeah!! I have the perfect fabric for this!!

  2. So funny--I'm planning a quilt for my niece with one or two blocks from a bunch of different fandoms she loves, and I was looking for a block of The One Ring. I didn't find it, but thought, surely there will be one in TABABOM!

    1. But, of course! The Precious is an intricate part of the story, we had to include it!