Gender Neutral Baby Quilt?

I have a baby shower to attend on Saturday.  I try to keep a stash of baby quilts to give away, but I found out today that the happy parents do not know if they are having a boy or a girl! So, these two quilts are the closest I have to being gender neutral.

I went online to check out their registry to get a feel for the colors they have chosen and neither of these will go. I pulled a few fabrics that I thought might work.

Here are a few of the items on their registry.

Aren’t they cute? Looking at these again, I’m not sure about the yellow I pulled. Maybe I should go with just gray and white. I’m trying to decide if that is too boring. I am running out of time so I better figure this out soon!

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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12 Responses to Gender Neutral Baby Quilt?

  1. Love the gray and yellow and think it works perfectly with the things on their registry! Don’t leave out the yellow! I personally really like that second baby quilt but then again, I like lots of color!

  2. quiltipatti says:

    whatever you decide, remember that babies don’t initially see color. we do the pastels more for the mothers. babies see contrast. if you go with gray and white, definitely add a yellow, red or green as an accent. besides the tummy play mat sounds great and you don’t have to worry about busting your bu** to get another one done. when my dd was about 4 months old, she grabbed a black/white comforter tied with red ribbons. she would not let go and still carries it around today and she is 28. patti in florida

  3. Lea says:

    I think grey white and tan would work well. I do love the yellow you picked out!! But I think it might be too bright for how they are decorating?

    The two baby quilts are beautiful!

  4. Val W says:

    If you call it a quilt play mat for tummy time, you can get away with pretty much anything. Works for me!

  5. Actually, I think quilt #2 would work nicely with those neutral colors. So many young parents today are going with neutrals and black and white in the nursery. I think a little splash of color would work just fine.

  6. Quiltmouse says:

    I am making a quilt for a new family member and was told their colors were leaning toward gray & orange. I never would have thought of that, but I do like a color to help the gray from just being there. I know whatever you make will be loved.

  7. Sharon says:

    I love your two little quilts! Like others have said, a little bit of yellow might brighten it up a bit. Have you decided on a design yet?

  8. I like your color pull, but then I like yellow. Maybe using it in the quilt very lightly? Just to add a pop of color?

  9. allisonreidnem says:

    I think I’d add a little bit of yellow – maybe a narrow inner border or a little part of a large block ☺ Look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

  10. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy,
    I just shared my great-nephew’s picture yesterday. He was born last Saturday, and he was a surprise – they didn’t find out the gender before the birth. Her colors were gray and white. I like Karen’s idea above with gray, white and tan – I love those little owls above. ~smile~ Roseanne

  11. Karen says:

    Grey, med. Grey, white and tan would be good.

  12. Liz says:

    Love your choices. I think the yellow gives the selection a lift…after all it is for a baby!

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