Woohoo!! I made real progress this weekend. Sometimes I have so much trouble taking a step--I am afraid I will make a mistake, so I am frozen to begin. Well, I finally jumped that hurdle! Progress!!
I decided to add the cross and then start quilting. I had thought I should quilt and then add the cross, but couldn't get my reference lines in correctly. I thought I would be more complicated to quilt around the cross. But, I really didn't have a clear idea of where my quilting lines should be without having the cross ironed in place. I will have a lot of thread ends to weave, but that is ok. So far I am really happy with it. I think I will be able to meet the deadline in two weeks.