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.
Monday, August 4, 2008