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.

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  • artisania

    August 3, 2008 at 2:28 am | Reply

    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!

  • seemommysew

    August 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm | Reply

    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!

  • catharine

    August 5, 2008 at 2:03 pm | Reply

    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!

  • Alissa

    August 5, 2008 at 2:23 pm | Reply

    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!

  • Cami

    August 9, 2008 at 10:03 am | Reply

    Oh the crinkle goodness! It looks fantastic!

  • shannon

    August 9, 2008 at 9:51 pm | Reply

    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.

  • kirsten

    August 10, 2008 at 6:51 am | Reply

    i Love this! so very pretty!

  • amandajean

    August 12, 2008 at 8:12 pm | Reply

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

  • Chelle

    August 20, 2008 at 7:37 pm | Reply

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

  • melissa@yummygoods

    August 24, 2008 at 6:33 am | Reply

    this quilt makes me want to weep from desire.

  • Mariah

    August 24, 2008 at 9:31 am | Reply

    Wow, wow and wow !

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

  • Abbey Goes Design Scouting

    September 6, 2008 at 5:48 am | Reply

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

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    September 11, 2008 at 9:01 am | Reply

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    September 14, 2008 at 1:47 pm | Reply

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  • Jenni

    February 22, 2009 at 4:34 am | Reply

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

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