I have to say that finishing up a wall hanging goes a lot faster than a quilt! Sandwiching/pinning went smoothly as did the quilting. Using blue painter's tape I marked lines to sew...
I used a grayed variegated thread (has soft yellows, blues, pinks, & gray and blended well, I thought) for the radiating lines and a dark green to outline the cross (stitch in the ditch).
The backing is leftover batik from the last quilt I finished and I did the corner-pockets thing to hold the sawed-off yard stick that will serve as a hanger.
The wall hanging is 21.5" wide and 42.5" long.
This quilt has taken on a life of its own. The colors change with the available light, whether natural or artificial.... and as you look at it from different angles. It's definitely greater than the sum of the parts.
I will give this to my son-in-law Jason on Easter Sunday.