I made a bit of both borders and I think you all were right. The checkerboard doesn't seem to detract from the quilt as much as the scallops do. They're not very hard to do, but time consuming. When I asked my husband he thought they were kind of blehh and suggested something with triangles. I may try that too. This one has been hard for me to get motivated with the borders. I guess I should be more like Judy and make the borders first! I couldn't make the borders because I'm not sure of either of them. Yuck.
Thanks for all of your help last week. Maybe I'll let this one stew a bit longer and work on quilting some tops I want to get done.
If you want to see what others are doing, check out Judy's blog.