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!