Thanks for all the suggestions for the Amish houses. I wish I didn't feel so completely lazy about piecing the borders for them... I do like the idea of more black & white, so I found a couple of things in the stash that might work, and then I bought this blue/black diamond fabric today at the local "quilters' secret source" (Long's Drugstore) because my nephew told me his favorite color was black, and then blue was second. Here's a better picture:
I also have this "tack" fabric which might make an interesting inner border, in an ironic sort of way...
And then my friend Catherine mentioned that she has some fabric with little houses that might work -- or might be a backing; and maybe I'll spend our Sunday quilting get-together piecing another road to use instead of being so lazy!
I tried and tried to take close-up pictures of my road for Peggy, but the camera will not cooperate and no matter what I try the white blurs out. So -- the straight parts were strip pieced (black/white/black/white) and then cut up and had black borders put on them; the curved pieces were machine applique'd with a narrow zigzag stitch.