Block of the Month

October Block of the Month

Trick or treat to all of our elephant enthusiasts and quilting friends!

This month our dear little elephant is thinking about being a super hero!  Perhaps it is his goal to save his cousins, the Asian elephants, who are on the endangered species list?

October 2019 BOM by Ms P Designs USA

We are not altogether certain where our brave elephant will put all of the goodies he collects, but he is ready for action at a moment’s notice!  He doesn’t appear to have any fear of the creepy bats that are surrounding him!

Most people think that Halloween started as an American holiday.  Although we made it a big event and kids are excited for treats collected on October 31st each year, Celtic pagans in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and parts of Britain believed that it was the time that spirits and ghosts came out to haunt.  They would make the spirits happy by giving them treats.

Did you know that November 1st is Feast of All Saints and the next day is All Soul’s Day?  Early Christians referred to Halloween as the “Eve of All Saints” or “All Hallows’ Eve.”

Halloween started in America when Irish immigrants came and brought the celebration with them.  When others in the community saw how much fun the Irish were having, they wanted to participate, and Halloween as we know today became a “new” American celebration!

October 2019 BOM by Ms P Designs USA

You may purchase the elephant super hero pattern right here!

Download Here!

If you are new to our site and wish to collect all of the elephants, you may purchase the entire quilt pattern here!

Elephants All Year Quilt by Ms P Designs USA

Elephants All Year Quilt Pattern

The pattern packet includes the applique layout templates and pattern pieces for all twelve elephants, along with instructions for the pretty pieced sashing. Finished Size: 28½ ” by 37¼ ”

$20.00

If you’re just joining us, you can catch up with the elephant blocks by visiting our 2019 BOM page! Keep up with everything that’s new from Ms P Designs when you sign up for our monthly newsletter, “Ms P’s News”!

Wishing you and yours a happy Halloween!  May your lives be filled with sweetness and nice surprises.

Thank you for visiting our blog and happy quilting!

Susan

15 thoughts on “October Block of the Month

  1. He’s the perfect super hero! Thank you for this cute October pattern. I always enjoy the extra knowledge you impart. I did know it was originally a Celtic or Druid holiday, but I didn’t realize my ancestors were the ones who got it started here! Thanks for the education. =)

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  2. I haven’t taken the time to properly thank you for all your cute elephants this year. I’d like to take the time now to say “Thanks!!” for a year of such cute elephants, and thanks for your generosity and creativity! Blessings to you and yours!!! 🙂

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