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    ? about colors for baby quilts

    I want to make a string baby quilt from scraps. We do not know the sex of the baby. Could I include pinks and blues ? There is not much left in my scrap bag if I don't include pinks and blues.

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    Personally I wouldn't put the pinks in unless you check with the parents first. Blues are great with yellows etc.

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    since it is a string quilt I would use them. If pink/blue will not be the focus of your blocks or the predominate colors I don't think it would be a problem.

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    Why not use what you have? I like making very sophisticated quilts for babies, so they can grow into them, instead of grow out of them, so I will use whatever fabrics/colors suit the design. Both pink and blue in a string quilt, along with other colors, will be a very 'grownup' baby quilt, and by the nature of the design, you can make sure neither color will dominate the design and it will be around for a very long time. Don't forget to post a picture of it when it's done, I'm pondering my next baby quilt for my new grandniece, I think you've inspired me to try a string quilt for her to love and use for a long time, thank you!
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    Hey, real men wear pink shirts now, so I'd include the pinks and blues!

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    Thanks for your replys....still a little unsure but maybe I will try it and see how I like it.....thanks again and this board is Great!!

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    In this day and age its not about pink or blue-use what you have It will be great Best stitches!!

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    I agree, use what you have!

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    Pink *used* to be the color for boys and I think it's starting to swing back around as a more "unisex" color. I'd say go for it, just don't let pink OR blue dominate and I bet it'll be lovely.

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    This will be an odd answer but is it the parent's first child? I think men have more bias against pink for a first child if it's male. For subsequent sons, they relax. Don't know why but have just noticed this trend.
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    That is exactly what I was thinking.
    I would put the blue in but not the pink.


    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY View Post
    This will be an odd answer but is it the parent's first child? I think men have more bias against pink for a first child if it's male. For subsequent sons, they relax. Don't know why but have just noticed this trend.
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    I think it isn't about the sex of the baby, it's about what the father will use - or let be used.

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    I love to use a multitude of colors when I make a baby quilt. Pinks, Blues, Yellows, Purple, etc. The more colors, the better it is! I just love any kind of bright colored fabric.

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    I make string baby quilts but usually wont use pinks or girly fabric cause all the men I know are country boys and wouldn't dare let their sons use anything that may be considered girly lol. I have some bright colors of strips I can send if you need them

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    Wow...."let be used"...I think the men in the Yukon must be more relaxed then those elsewhere LOL. I don't know any that have really cared about it one way or another.

    I've made several baby quilts for gender neutral babies (those we don't know if it's a boy or girl yet) using pinks and blues and the parents have loved and used them.

    Here is one to give you an idea of the ones I make...they are all scrappy.
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    I think if you use plenty of other colors in the quilt, the pink won't be a problem. Both my boys had baby quilts that were multi-colored pastels. However, once they were toddlers, they quickly abandoned those "baby" quilts for more boyish ones!

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    Pink and blue should be in a baby quilt, just my opinion.

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    Absolutely use the pink!! Even if it's not the main focal point of the quilt, it will add to the rainbow effect. And if the baby is a boy and his father doesn't like it, well that's just too bad!!
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    I agree with not adding the pinks only because some people don't want pink even if it is a girl. It took my daughter a long time before she'd put pink on her DD. My DGD favorite color is blue and my DGS favorite is yellow so I try to add those colors to thier blankets now that I know. Ask the parents if they want bright colors or pastels and go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YukonViv View Post
    Wow...."let be used"...I think the men in the Yukon must be more relaxed then those elsewhere LOL. I don't know any that have really cared about it one way or another.

    I've made several baby quilts for gender neutral babies (those we don't know if it's a boy or girl yet) using pinks and blues and the parents have loved and used them.

    Here is one to give you an idea of the ones I make...they are all scrappy.
    thanks for posting...very pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63 View Post
    I make string baby quilts but usually wont use pinks or girly fabric cause all the men I know are country boys and wouldn't dare let their sons use anything that may be considered girly lol. I have some bright colors of strips I can send if you need them
    Oh my, that is so nice of you but I am trying to use up some scraps....they do multiply you know

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