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Old 08-13-2020, 09:26 AM
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I am making this quilt to donate to the Special Care Nursery for the preemies. Itís a very pale blue. Iím not into gender specific colours so I figured this would be appropriate. A friend told me that I shouldnít have quilted hearts on a boyís quilt as that it too feminine. I admit that it didnít occur to me.

Iíd love to hear your opinions.

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Old 08-13-2020, 09:36 AM
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Default Hearts for boys

We're talking babies here, not baseball stars. Hearts are great. Just ask any mom of a new baby boy. Hearts are perfect.
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Old 08-13-2020, 09:53 AM
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Hearts are totally appropriate for a baby boy's quilt. And pale blue is fine for girls. Sounds like you have run into a Quilt Police.
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Old 08-13-2020, 10:17 AM
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Hearts just symbolize love to me, and who doesn't need love? Your quilt is perfect!
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Old 08-13-2020, 10:22 AM
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I'm perfectly happy with blues for girls and hearts for boys. For a friend's son I made a lovely graphic blue and yellow (requested colors) trip around the world baby quilt, one of which was a completely project appropriate floral print. Not a dainty one, just a bold bright blue and yellow and I got a couple of the same sort of comments here and there. Fortunately, not from the parents who never noticed and/or cared

Not everyone has the same cultural biases. Not everyone likes the same things. In the guild I used to belong to there were plenty of sweet and girly quilts donated -- I'm not that sweet and so I typically deliberately make things that are appropriate but in non-pink or baby blue and more graphic than cute for the people/children/families that aren't that into sweet either. Plus having a son, I was also drawn to what other little guys might like better.
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Old 08-13-2020, 10:28 AM
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I think it's sweet for any baby. Why would hearts be only appropriate for a girl?

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Old 08-13-2020, 10:47 AM
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Love ( heart) is always appropriate! Very cute!🥰
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Old 08-13-2020, 11:13 AM
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I have made baby quilts and did hearts on them. One was for a girl and one was for a boy. Both moms loved them.
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Old 08-13-2020, 01:02 PM
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Hearts are the sign for love. Leave them. Every baby needs love.
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Old 08-13-2020, 01:03 PM
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Don't see anything wrong with hearts...boy or girl.
Recently I saw some teenage boys wearing t-shirts
with a big flower so I guess it must be in.
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