I cut my 7 fat eighths into 70 4-inch squares and paired them with 70 Kona White squares to make 140 half-square triangles. I didn't do much planning and was pleasantly surprised when it worked out perfectly into this diamond layout. I added Kona Candy Blue borders and I purchased extra text fabric for the binding.
I used some of the scraps to make a pieced strip for the backing. (I am not a great photographer but this has to be one of my favorite quilt shots.)
This is really the first time I've thought about and included little details in my quilt. I had to piece the side borders so I added little strips of the text fabric.
I quilted 5 rows of stitching along each of the border pieces and I love the little boxes it made in the corners.
I added a corner quilt label on the back.
The text fabric ended up being my favorite. It's a little blurry but I appliqued a little piece of fabric to the front of the quilt--"there's always Dreams."
I don't know that I'll ever have a need for a baby girl quilt but I'm holding onto this one just in case. I think this line of fabric would make a beautiful nursery for a baby girl.