Gender Neutral Baby Quilt

I know that I mentioned this quilt in my first post, but I thought that I’d post more specifically about it.  People seem to have reacted well to it, so here are some of my thoughts on how I came up with it.

I was very influenced by all of the wonderful stacked coin, or chinese coin quilts that are on flickr.  Like this one, and this one.  So simple and modern and beautiful!

From there, the parents had requested light green, so I had that as a jumping off point.  I went with colors that I felt really are not specifically boy or girl-ish.  As much as I love to use loads of pinks, to me, the instant that there is even a little pink in a quilt, it becomes girly.  That and bold florals.  I feel like a Dad looking as a quilt with loads of flowers in it just won’t think it’s right for his baby boy.  Granted, there are exceptions to everything, but this is my thinking…  Add that all up, (plus lots of fussy cutting of Heather Ross‘ amazingly fun and whimsical fabrics) and you get this result!

Gender Neutral Baby Quilt

Gender Neutral Baby Quilt Back

Gender Neutral Baby Quilt Close Up

Gender Neutral Baby Quilt Back Close Up

Gender Neutral Baby Quilt All Folded Up

Update: A few people have asked about the measurements of this quilt… it’s 45″ x 60″. The columns are 6″ wide and all of the sashing and the border are 4″ wide.

15 Responses to “Gender Neutral Baby Quilt”

  1. artisania August 3, 2008 at 2:28 am #

    Oh hey, I know this quilt! I’ve been seeing your posts on Craftster and literally drooling over your quilts. Beautiful work I must say. Just so happened I was perusing wordpress, and lo I stumble here.

    Congrats on starting up your own blog. I hope you get tonnes of readers!

  2. seemommysew August 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm #

    just discovered your blog through Flickr (I was looking for quilt ideas). Love your style. You make beautiful guilts and bags! I’m subscribing to your blog and looking forward to seeing what you make!

  3. catharine August 5, 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    A-DOR-A-BLE! LOVE this quilt. you are my fave quilter by far. your work amazes me! next bebe is getting an original even if i have to sell her to get it!

  4. Alissa August 5, 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    Oh my gosh – Casey – you completely fall in the gets one as a gift ’cause you’re my friend category!!! The only reason Eleanor didn’t get one is ’cause I wasn’t quilting yet then! Ha!

  5. Cami August 9, 2008 at 10:03 am #

    Oh the crinkle goodness! It looks fantastic!

  6. shannon August 9, 2008 at 9:51 pm #

    I love the quilting you did on this. I want to learn to do free motion quilting. Do you have any suggestions? When I have tried with my machine, the stitches come out really different, some large, some small.

  7. kirsten August 10, 2008 at 6:51 am #

    i Love this! so very pretty!

  8. amandajean August 12, 2008 at 8:12 pm #

    fabulous! I love the back on this one too! the front is super as well. :)

  9. Chelle August 20, 2008 at 7:37 pm #

    This quilt is beyond darling! Now I am off to figure out how to make one of my own!

  10. melissa@yummygoods August 24, 2008 at 6:33 am #

    this quilt makes me want to weep from desire.

  11. Mariah August 24, 2008 at 9:31 am #

    Wow, wow and wow !

    Your color choices, design and free motion quilting are amazing !

  12. Abbey Goes Design Scouting September 6, 2008 at 5:48 am #

    I’m totally inspired by this! Thanks so much for blogging this.

  13. Jenni February 22, 2009 at 4:34 am #

    wow, this is so pretty! I too am inspired. I found you through flickr.


  1. Abbey Goes Design Scouting » » Project: Baby Quilt - September 11, 2008

    [...] dress shirts from her father and husband as a way to fit an extra bit of love into the quilt.   The photo below is the quilt that I’m basing my design on.   I’ll post it when I’m done, of [...]

  2. I finished the Stacked Coin Quilt! « Handmade By Alissa - September 14, 2008

    [...] quilt was based on my Gender Neutral Baby Quilt but full sized, and the color scheme is similar, but somewhat more “adult”. I’m [...]

Leave a Reply:

Gravatar Image


Modern Minimal

Block Party

I’m a member of the MQG!


I sew on a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCP


Copyright ©2008 - 2014 Alissa Haight Carlton - All Rights Reserved