They're finished; 120, six and one-half inch, paper pieced, scrappy blocks.
Each block is made up of 37 pieces, small enough to use all those little scraps I've saved from other quilting projects. Paper piecing makes it possible to achieve perfectly straight seams when sewing such small pieces of fabric.
I had wondered if the quilt would look too "busy" or a jumbled mass of color, but in my opinion it's one of the prettiest I've ever pieced.
The block pattern is called the pineapple block; I suppose it's because of the way the pieces radiate out from the center square.
This is where I got the pattern, inside the April, 1999, American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. It is called Scrap Apple since it's made from scraps. And, as you can see from this picture, my quilt is not finished, only the center part; it will have a border with appliqued flowers and vines. So I still have much work before I can really say "It's finished!" I'm getting a real lesson in patience!