Not having to piece those alternate blocks sure saves time!
I used a double border, just like the pattern directions. First, a narrow border in green tone-on-tone.
The outer border is fabric from an old Blackbird Designs collection for Moda, red and tan flowers on a green background. This is the fabric that inspired the fabric choices for the rest of the quilt.
My quilt top used 20 double nine patch blocks and is 70" by 83" which is smaller than the Plantation Road quilt in the book. Still, it will be a generous size for a couch quilt.
I'm happy with this quilt top now that it is made because it will go very nicely in our family room. However, during the construction process, I came to realize that this look is no longer really me, that my aesthetic has moved in the modern direction.
Next, I will try to piece the back from stash.