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Thread: Are Dots Considered Feminine?

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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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    I don't think "girlie " when I look at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWEETPEACHES View Post
    I like those. Can you post the instructions here?
    I see the "Lucky Stars" demo is Episode 205 and is shown on the Fons and Porter website.

    Dayle

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    IMO, Gender neutral..
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    I vote boys would like dots.
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    I think dots are neutral. The color or pattern might make a difference.

    I like your blocks. They would be good for a male or female.

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    I asked DS (he's 18) if these were feminine & he said yes. He would not like 'em. He said that it wasn't the dots yet he couldn't put his finger on what it was. Like I said before they don't look feminine to me.
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    I don't think dots are feminine, especially not in black and white. I love dots and think that your blocks are amazing.

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    It looks soooo good and def not feminine. Love the pattern. More pics as you go please. I'd love to make this one.
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    i've never heard of dots being feminine, many many guys like dots---there are plenty of guys out there though who would not want their boy to have the pink edges though- pink is still one of those colors that (manly men) through fits about if there is any hint of it in anything for (their boy)
    great blocks! but if i was making a gender neutral quilt i would edge in purples, blues, greens, oranges, yellows---stay away from pink---and maybe it 's just my computer making it look pink and really it's red? red as long as it's not predominant is ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    I asked DS (he's 18) if these were feminine & he said yes. He would not like 'em. He said that it wasn't the dots yet he couldn't put his finger on what it was. Like I said before they don't look feminine to me.
    16 year old son here says they are feminine, too.

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    Bev and Lisa,
    Thanks for getting opinions from teenage guys -- that is what I need.
    Dayle

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    I love those blocks. Perhaps a more muted red would make them more acceptable to men.
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    great blocks, love the pattern. I think gender would depend more on the colors you used.
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    Dots are qhat you make of them,. Some can be feminine depending on the other colors that you mix. Big bold dots can be masculine.

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    I think if the sashing was say yellow it could pass for man/women. But this is a wonderful Quilt block very Eye catching!

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