In just the nick of time, I finished my mom's wall hanging! I actually didn't sew the hooks on until after Christmas, but otherwise it was totally done.
That's my momma, holding the quilt up so we could see how it looked on a wall (note, the wall it will actually hang on is pale yellow, and it get a ton of sunlight so it will look much warmer). All of the quilts I've made have been big-life-event presents, so this was my solution to make something for my mom concurrently with my larger projects. She was very happy with the results, which of course made me even more happy.
Here you can see the back and the hooks. I sewed four strips to the back to hit just below the binding at the top so that you won't be able to see the hooks or the rod when it's hanging. That way, as my mom wanted, it will look more like a painting than fabric.
I was the most nervous about this step, but I was really pleased with the way it turned out. And most of all, I'm delighted to have finished another quilting project that I know will have a good home.