Sewing strip sets is boring! But it is a necessary part of making an original version BQ quilt. (There are now 3 versions). I personally would hate to have to cut and sew each individual piece. I told Norma that as soon as I had on wider piece section done, I was going to make a test block to break things up a bit. The smaller section strips are all stitched while most of the wider ones are just pinned and ready to feed through the machine.
Now, you might be asking "BQ??? What kind of a quilt name is that?" It stands for "Big Quilt" and the pattern has directions for 18 inch finished blocks along this half sized version. In the past with the help of EQ, I have done them even smaller to accommodate whatever focus fabrics that I was using. Pattern source: Maple Island Quilts--scroll about half way down the page or do Ctrl +F and enter "BQ". I have also made the BQ2 version and actually like it a bit more than this one.
This is where I am headed with my top. The picnic themed fabric, I told you, was part of a "Pay It Forward" challenge from Over the Rainbow. The red dot was among some donation fabric that came my way from somewhere. It may well have some poly in it but I am going to use it anyway. The photo is making it look a bit more orange-y than it really is in person.
I think it will be a cute quilt for a boy or girl. That really is all that matter, isn't it?
And sew it goes---------