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Gender-neutral baby quilt

Old 05-09-2017, 11:11 AM
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Default Gender-neutral baby quilt

I'd like to make a baby quilt for my nephew and his wife who are expecting in July. They don't know the gender of the baby and have chosen not to find out until its birth, so the traditional pink-or-blue is off the table (non-traditional pink, blue or pink-and-blue are still on). Also, mother is extremely particular about color, so much so that I'm feeling inhibited about options. If I were a free-motion whiz, I'd go for plain white, but I'm not. Any suggestions? What about shades of white and cream? I'd like to do a pattern that looks difficult and complicated but is really easy to do. Is this too much to ask? LOL
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:35 AM
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This is my effort of a gender neutral quilt - baby due fairly soon. The first photo is from the front, and the second photo is the backing. I have just completed it, but it may be a little too colourful for you perhaps
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:52 AM
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I just finished a Falling Charms quilt that is gender neutral. I used white background and used I Spy squares for the charms. Another option is to do a simple Chevron quilt in gender neural colours.
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:56 AM
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I would use bright primary and secondary colors - blue, red, green, yellow, purple, orange. Think about a small box of crayons.

My mother has made 2 afghans for my son's future children. She is afraid she may not be able to crochet by the time he has children or she may not even be here. He said he liked bright colors over soft pastels. My mother had originally thought soft green or yellow - like what was done in the days before sonograms.
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:17 PM
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i need a girl one for my stock, so i just did pink and purple D9P.
How about B&W with red. babies can't see paste colors till they are older. so go for this fashion forward color. it's good for boys or girls. have fun with it. also, nowadays, parents want the B&W
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:22 PM
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Gray and yellow seem to be very popular among new parents...don't know why, though"
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:24 PM
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A friend of ours is doing the same thing - waiting for the baby to arrive, so I decided to do "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" there are panels and fabrics to match. We also got the book to go with the quilt. Another one I did, was the Trip Around the World and bought the book, "Oh The Places You Will Go." I used Sesame Street fabrics along with coordinating fabrics. When all else fails I rely on rainbow colors.

My daughter wanted me to make a gender neutral quilt for a friend's baby (even though we knew it was a girl) my daughter didn't want the stereotype - that one I did Old MacDonald's farm - I used the embroidery designs from Embroidery Library and red gingham as sashing. (The inspiration was her grandparents owned a farm in No.Cal.)

I think my next one is going to be more of a zoo theme.
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:26 PM
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I'm surprised that the young people are going for a dove grey color, a light grey-green color, and some for the turquoise and orange combination. I also made a baby quilt with little bears (Brown). Lots of color choices.
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:33 PM
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Maybe she could decide on a background color and pick out a few FQ's to go with it?

I have always liked this site for baby quilts. Ribbon box is my favorite, but there are a few nice, easy ones that do not require too much "color" fabric. http://cloud9fabrics.com/projects/make-it-sew/
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:38 PM
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I like the "bright box of crayons" someone mentioned, as a parent who had surprises (we didn't want to know) I got lots of green and yellow which was lovely. I also like themes like jungle, zoo, under the sea, those are all very beautiful and neutral. Grey is very trendy now, I've seen tons of grey with almost any color alongside. You could ask about favorite things, I made a Star Trek blanket for a friend who was having a surprise and loved Star Trek.
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