and here is the block with the smaller, narrower strips.
This looks like a great quilt top for a beginner! Since the fabrics are fairly busy, we chose a neutral tan thread called "Baguette" by Signature. For the free-motion quilting design, I picked up on those spirals and the sort of sunburst motifs in one of the blue fabrics.
The backing is a cute perky polka-dot print.