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Thread: Are Dots Considered Feminine?

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    Super Member Daylesewblessed's Avatar
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    Are Dots Considered Feminine?

    While I am waiting for vintage fabrics and embroidery pieces to come my way so that I can made my quasi-crazy quilt, I tried out a star block set this afternoon. I am fascinated with it! It is made by layering two squares of coordinating fabric and then cutting, sewing, cutting, sewing, etc. It results in 2 blocks that are the inverse of each other. My picture shows the prints that I used, and now I am going through my stash looking for other black and white prints.

    My question is this: are polka dots considered feminine? Ideally, I would like this quilt to be gender neutral, but I am wondering if boys would maybe be less than thrilled with the dots. Please give me your opinion.

    Thanks!

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    I love your blocks.....I would consider it gender neutral. They would really make a striking quilt

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    Where did you get the pattern? Looks great.

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    I think those are very masculine dots, but is the sashing pink? That would change things.

    Very cool blocks. It must be fun to watch them come together.

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    nuetral gender? possibly adding flowery sashing (black/white or black/red combination) would add a bit of feminity to the quilt.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    I think the way they are now it is neutral but if you put something in black in there with a print it would depend on the next prints. I think only pink or purple dots are just for girls. I don't know a boy that would be happy with those, but the ones you have look great.
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    The pattern is in Fons and Porter Sept/Oct 2005. The blocks are called "Lucky Stars Blocks", and they are part of a wallhanging called "Witches Workshop Sampler". What I like about them is that there are no templates -- the cutting is freeform within restrictions, so the blocks look whimsical and are all different.

    I have more different sizes of dotted fabric that I can use from my stash, but I want to be sure that they wouldn't be a turn-off to boys, so I am gathering opinions on that.

    Dayle

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    The color on my picture makes the red look a little pinkish. I am thinking of using some other bright colors for the strips, such as yellow, green, blue, etc., but I want the star parts to be black and white prints.

    Dayle

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    Oh Dayle I like these! Not at all feminine.
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    I like those. Can you post the instructions here?

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