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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mini-vacation finish

I took last Friday, Monday, and today off as a mini-vacation. I stayed at home and played video games most of Friday-Sunday. I had a blast playing my new LEGO City Undercover, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and a little Mario Kart 8 (yes, I'm apparently as attention-deficit with video games as I am with all the other things I do). Oh, and CC and I played a little Resident Evil 6, since we can play that co-op offline. :)

Then yesterday I decided to work some more on High Cotton. I got all of the pieced blocks put together yesterday afternoon while listening to an audiobook.


I laid out my solid blocks for the border, but didn't get to piecing those to the quilt until this morning. And here is the finished quilt top!


Now I just need to piece the backing together and get it ready to take to my favorite long-arm quilter. I'm so excited to have this one close to being finished because it's a gift for my Dad. He won't need it for a few more months, but I've been wanting to make him a quilt of his own for a while, and when I saw this one in Kim Diehl's book, Simple Comforts, I thought it would be perfect for him.

Putting those blocks high up on the design wall is not as difficult as it used to be - I still tend to use my left arm more than my right, but I'm getting better with the right one. I'm just over 5 months post-surgery now and the shoulder is getting a little better each week that passes. Which reminds me, it's time to go do my exercises!

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