Another almost full day working on this and I 've got the top finished.
I was sewing together two rows at a time - chain piecing them and taking the pieces off the wall two at a time. It's a good system that works for me.
Of course, with an odd number of rows I end up having to do the last of them as a group of three. So, I have to label them or I get confused. Even then I have to pay attention and keep checking that I'm sewing the pieces onto the proper rows.
Here's the completed top. It's still a little too wide. I'll add a strip to the back with the leftovers and it will be fine!