WiP/FMC - Life in Progress with the Military

The first bit here is going to be a bit heavy, so just scroll down to the pictures if you don't want to read about life.
So... We're in the process of adopting from Korea.
{I know. I talk about it A LOT.}
But then my husband was put on a deployment list, and we put life on hold. Then he went on from the deployment list to the moving list, so we rushed to finish up the last bits of paperwork.
Then...
{I bet you know where this is going...}
Yeah. He's deploying.
I threw a bit of a hissy fit. We've put off the adoption process for five years, and this specific adoption for six months, because of the military holding us in limbo.
Cried. Prayed. Called our agency.
They rock.
The application is in, and the home study starts immediately, so that everything can be sent to Korea before he leaves.
And then the Dude and I have a lot to look forward to - Daddy and a brother/sister coming home in the winter/spring of 2013.
{And then we move.}

Anyway, on with the WiPs!

Fifteen Minute Challenge - still Sew Starry. Who would have thought cross-hatching would take so darn long? Anyone who only did it for fifteen minutes a day, probably.

I quilted it for fifteen minutes every day except Monday (road trip to Stillwater!)
I want to get it squared and bound today, so it's time to pick a new FMC!

I'm making my first mini-quilt for the Ellison Lane contest. It is not modern - built from log cabins and courthouse steps - but it's something I've wanted, so... I'm making it! Any guesses?

Quilt-Alongs:
Fat Quarter Stars - 6/10 blocks - skipped ahead to #9 because I'm out of background fabric. LOVE this one. So simple but so cute.

Plus, look how cute the bonus triangle from the flying geese is! It's going to make a great couple of pinwheels.

LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 - 3/36 (new blocks to work on)
 
Quiltville Orca Bay {Skorca!} - lots of blue filling in... I'm so ready to start assembly!
Made in Cherry - see above
Swoon A Little, Swoon A Lot - the blue box? That's my Swoon fabrics... (Newest block to the side.)