Monday, August 4, 2008

A-3 Hunter's Moon

A-03 Hunter's Moon\
According to Wikipedia:

"The Hunter's Moon (also known as Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon) is the first full moon after the Harvest moon, which is the full moon nearest the Autumnal equinox.

There is no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise, around the time of these full moons. In times past, this feature of these autumn moons was said to help hunters tracking their prey (or, in the case of the Harvest Moon, farmers working in the fields). They could continue tracking their prey (or bringing in their crops) by moonlight even when the sun had gone down. Hence the name Hunter's (or Harvest) Moon."

I really enjoyed making this block. It was during the making of this block that I realized that I much prefer longer needles to do hand applique. It's amazing how much easier this block was with a longer needle. The fabric is Mushrooms by Heather Ross from her Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries line.



Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautifully done!

Rebekah said...

beautiful! This is one of my favorites so far (in design and fabric)!

RobinE said...

Those mushrooms are soooo cute! And the block looks gorgeous.

rdrop said...

I think the mushroom fabric is super cute ^_^

bettyninja said...

The block looks like a challenging one- but you pulled it off wonderfully. Very nice work. You can't beat that great mushroom fabric you used too! It really makes a trad style block look fresh and new.