Please look at my fabric palette and tell me what gender it makes you think of.

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What gender does this fabric palette make you think of?
    Boy : (174 votes)
    64 %
    Girl : (7 votes)
    3 %
    Neutral : (91 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it was the dark blue which made me initially lean more towards “boyish”… Any way you could switch it with a turquoise, tangerine, or omit it completely?

     

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I have a very similar palette (minus the royal blue) and I consider it gender neutral! To me, a palette should evoke a feeling, and to me it reads playful, yet relaxing- if that makes sense! 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think it’s gender neutral to leaning boy-ish. I would personally have no problem using anything in those colors for a girl, but I dislike pink/purple and love blues and greens (and my own nursery as a baby was all blues and greens!).

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it’s slightly on the boyish side, but I love it for both sexes.

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @ScottishMrs:  I think it’s totally fine. Then again, I made this quilt for my nephew. It’s probably a little girlish to most people, but our family is REALLY into Dia de los Muertos and NOT into gender sterotypes. Both the mom & dad love it. 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it looks very boy, but I think it’s because of all of the blue

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee

    If you took out the top 4 colours (all the blues), it would definitely seem more gender neutral. 

    Post # 12
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @ScottishMrs:  Thanks! It’s actually the first quilt I ever made so it took a while. Cutting was a pain. Then I kept messing up the placement and had to rip rip rip and resew several rows many times. All told it took probably upwards of 30 hours of work. But now that I have a few under my belt and know enough to totally lay out every piece and rearrange BEFORE I sew, I think I could do it in 15 or so…. maybe one long work day if I used a charm pack (which the pattern was written for). The sashing was super thin and a PITA to cut properly.

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @ScottishMrs:  I do mostly baby quilts but I’ve done one queen size one. That was just one of those “jelly roll race quilts” though. (Look it up- super easy and tons of video tutorials). I’ve done the “self binding” thing and it’s my favorite way to finish blankets now! I do it on thinner recieving blankets too. Just two pieces of flannel, one smaller than the other. It looks fancy without being much more work! 

    If I were you, I’d cut out my pieces and then cover the bed with a white sheet and lay everything out. Leave it out for a couple days. Look at it from different angles. Even with all the ripping and resewing, I still ended up only looking at it from one angle and didn’t realize from another angle I had some rows that were all the same fabric and some that weren’t. 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My sister was team green her last pregnancy and they painted the nursery “gender neutral blue.” It had a lot of the same colors your quilt will have in it & i think it totally works. Happy quilting!!!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think it leans toward boyish…the royal blue definitely kicks it into boy territory…maybe something more pastel to bring it back gender neutral? 

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