Thursday, October 24, 2013

Quilting of Aurora Colony Quilts

There was something fun about seeing the Aurora Colony collection together. You start seeing many similarities, which makes sense because they were a tight knit community and I imagine, like now, we see a quilt/quilting pattern we like than we duplicate it, or parts of it; I'm sure they did the same thing.
Look at the humble quilting in this alternate block.  Pretty simple, really.
Hmmmm, here it is again.
You can't see it as well in this green, but it is the same quilting.
This whole quilt is rather fun and funky and that same circular quilting is there as well.
This rather simple pieced pattern takes on a lot of movement with this quilting. I can't wait to try it!!
I noticed different colored thread used in the quilting of this one.  A light and dark thread with seemingly no consistently as to when it was used.
My favorite! An interesting cable with an improvised way to widen the cable! Don't you love it?!

24 comments:

  1. These quilts must have all been quilted by a Quilting bee of the same ladies. Interesting though. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Keen observation. The quilt that has me wondering is the willy nilly use of dark and light thread. Interesting.

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  3. I don't think I have ever noticed that quilting pattern anywhere before. Fascinating!
    Thank you for the "up close and personal" details of the quilting. I love seeing that!

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  4. Hmmm, love those antique quilts, they are the best!

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  5. That is so interesting! Thanks for sharing the quilting details. I love the border quilting, and the fact that the quilter got creative.

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  6. Lori, you know that I am an Aurora quilt fanatic!! Thanks so much for the close up views!!! I even noticed you have a photo of the quilt of which I made a smaller version!!! One of my "bucket list" items is visiting Aurora Colony (and you!!)

    Blessings

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing the pics of the stitching! Very interesting and something to keep in mind for the future!

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  8. I like that. Adds some interesting movement to the setting blocks. thanks for sharing!

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  9. Thanks for sharing the Aurora show with us. Love that quilting pattern! The photo of the light and dark quilting threads is a good demo that sometimes, it just doesn't matter all that much - just git 'er done!

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  10. These have all been a treat to see!

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  11. Don't you wonder what template they all used? The circles look too perfectly regular to be the ''old'' draw-around-a- salad plate with inner echo quilting. I keep trying to picture how they did this, and where it came from...fascinating.

    lizzy

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  12. I like that quilting a lot. Not too difficult either. Great quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Wow great quilts. Love love the third picture. Handquilted quilts are the best. Never thought of adding echo on just one side but ... why not ? Works for me. Hope you have more pictures to show ;) because I've really enjoyed this post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  14. Great close ups of some interesting quilting designs... simple but effective. I'm going to pay more attention when the opportunity of viewing old quilts comes around... love that cable design!!!

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  15. Those are some beautiful quilts, Lori! I love the colors...the quilting is of course very impressive!

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  16. Love to see these close ups! The quilts are wonderful!

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  17. Was the green one done with a variegated thread? Did they have them back then!

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  18. Thanks for sharing these quilts! I really want to visit Aurora Colony some time.

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  19. Love that poisoned green - and I literally just machine quilted that cable, and added the extra line on the side - so funny -
    happy friday Lori

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  20. Again, thank you so much for sharing. I love your quilt exhibit postings. Eye candy!

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  21. Thanks so much for the show of details.

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  22. I do love exploring old hand quilting - so much fun! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous oldies.

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  23. Interesting quilting designs. I can see why you like the movement on the one quilt. I love an all-over quilting design like that.

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  24. quite fascinating to see the quilting on these quilts and I think that fan type block quilting is very interesting. apparently it was a favorite 'stand by' type of design. i'm going to have to sketch it out and consider trying it in one of my future quilts.
    the extended cable is clever . . . sort of an echo quilting effect and worth remembering as well.

    thank you for taking the time to share these quilting details. the hand quilter in me loves this post~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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