So with fabric and pattern in hand I headed home to begin the project. The pattern had good instructions and the color combinations were fun to match up. I started off cutting individual strips as the pattern suggested but soon found a slight problem. Some of my fabrics had a bit wider than usual selvage edge (with the name of the company and fabric name) and this ended up giving me less than 40" of usable WOF. A bit of a nuisance. So a piece of advice for anyone working with the pattern - get an extra few inches to make up for this.
Other than that slight problem, I enjoyed working with this pattern. It worked up fairly quickly and was a real splash of color.
The striped binding (also suggested by Katy) was a great idea!
The quilting design I chose was Meander. It was done by a local long arm machine quilter who always does great work.
This quilt is for my granddaughter - I hope she enjoys it.