It still needed something more, so I asked my neighbor, who sorts clothing at the Kiwanis Thrift Store, to bring home some trousers. She brought me at least six pairs, but I chose to cut up only two, the dark blue and the dull red. Finally with borders made from these pants, I had a quilt that felt right. It measures roughly 65" x 50". I am not going to square it up, so some spots may be longer or shorter than that. (The picture doesn't do justice to the wales... they go in all directions making a cool design element.)
It is hard to see that all the pieces are corduroy - the bright red, bright blue and dark green are fine wale, the gray-green is regular (medium?) wale and the dull red and dark blue are wide wale. The bits of dull green beneath the bright blue is velvet, which, to me, is a really dense corduroy.
Thank you, LeeAnn, for introducing me to corduroy for quilting. This stuff is addicting. I just might take the scissors to the other trousers from Kiwanis and do a patchwork puzzle with them !