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Adventures of a Burglar; a Hobbit Quilt Block

Adventures of a Burglar, a Hobbit inspired quilt block

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort".

This month the theme for Quilt Block Mania is all about books. I had only one thought, one passionate desire to create when I saw the theme- J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

It was one of my all time favorite books as a child, as well as my most loved and remembered animated movies brought to life by Rankin & Bass (yes, the studio that brought you frosty and Rudolf also brought you the Hobbit & the last unicorn). It was magical, endearing, and breath taking. I still can't think of the Hobbit without singing "that's what Bilbo Baggins hates" in my head.

I hope that when you create this block, that you get to go on your own adventure. Find your own precious, journey through Mirkwood, ride barrels down the river to lake town, and deep into the Lonely Mountain. Go there and back again.

Getting Started with the Adventures of a Burglar Block

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Adventures of a Burglar quilt pattern cover

Before Starting-

·       Read through all instructions before you begin

·      Assemble Applique Layout Guide (included with the PDF pattern)


Terms to Know-

·       WS - Wrong side of fabric

·       RS - Right side of fabric

·       Raw Edge Applique - Fabric shapes whose edges are raw and unbound. Raw edge applique is the simplest and quickest way to create an applique pattern with fabric

For Detailed Step by Step Instructions-

Head over to our Release the Kraken Quilt Mania Block for raw edge applique instructions

Release the Kraken block steps
Release the Kraken Block steps

Thank you for joining me for this month's Quilt Block Mania pattern. If you make the block make sure to tag me ( @sondrasasews ). Did you catch the Elvish on the bookmark? let me know if you figured it out!

Don't forget to stop by all the other designers sites to grab their blocks as well!

Book Themed Quilt Blocks

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