After all that stewing about the directional print I'd chosen for the sashing I ended up just cutting across the width of the fabric as usual. Since the sashing strips are only 2" wide (finished) I figured any discrepancy in the print would be minimal.
The border print is something I had planned to make curtains out of for our kitchen ~ two houses ago. The selvage was dated 1993. 'Nuff said ;- ) Now the challenge is to see whether I have anything that will be big enough to back this 70" x 84" top!
I sewed up a few more blocks out of scraps too: