Unfortunately I didn't have enough of that red for the outer border, and after a few attempts to find extra, I at first thought I would use a fabric that was very similar:
epic estate sale. It was the right shade of red - not too much purple, not too much orange - and it reads a little darker so it "anchored" the quilt at the edges. And the stripes have a whimsical wave to them, balancing the more formal Civil War fabrics, and it's different enough from the feathers to avoid looking like a match gone bad.
Bottom line, the stash is not finished being organized, but it's in a fairly usable and convenient state right now, and I hope to start a new sewing project or two to ease the always stressful transition into the school year.
Fabric used this week: 8.5 yards for Country Stars topFabric used year to date: 49.5 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 49 yards
Net used for 2013: .5 yards (yay, back in the black again!)
Knitting yarn:Yarn used this week: 0 yards (2 knitting projects about 40% done)
Yarn used year to date: 6550 yards.
Yarn added this week: 0 yards (still have some to ply, skein and measure soon)
Yarn added year to date: 5800 yards
Net used for 2013: 750 yards