I finished piecing all the rows together. Just a few steps left and it will be finished!
Here's what I have so far. It still needs a border (and a lot of other steps), but the bulk of the work is done. It's so exciting to see it looking like a real blanket now.
A close-up view:
As you can see I definitely need to work on lining up my corners. The hardest part about that is that not all of my squares ended up the same size. They're a little off in some places so they wouldn't line up no matter what I tried. I think I need some sort of seam allowance guide on my machine. It doesn't have anything on there to help me visualize the 1/4" that I needed. I think that will be a treat for myself sometime soon. Or maybe I'll get DH to get it for me for Valentine's Day.