I wanted to use solids for the quilt and my stash of solids is running a bit low, so I decided to order some of Alison Glass' Kaleidoscope fabrics. They are really pretty, woven solids and they were perfect, but I did run into a couple of issues.
The first issue was that the Etsy shop that I ordered from didn't send all of the background fabric that I ordered. When I contacted them, they said they would have to refund me because they were on vacation and couldn't send more. I took this as a sign I should shop my stash and used a low volume Carolyn Friedlander print instead.
The second issue I that this fabric bleeds A LOT. I didn't hear about this issue until after my quilt was finished. If you use this collection, especially the dark colors, PREWASH! I put 12 Color Catchers in with my quilt and they all came out dark red. I did have some bleeding on my quilt but I am pretty sure that I got most of it out.
I have a method cleaning spots on a quilt where a fabric has bled: carefully rub some dry Oxyclean on with a damp rag and then rub some Oxyclean Gel Stick onto the fabric. Let it sit for about 20 minutes and then wash with Color Catchers. If it doesn't work the first time, try it again. It's not the gentlest way to remove the color, but it has worked for me pretty much every time.
For the quilting I marked a 2" grid with a Hera Marker on the quilt and then used those lines as a guide to sew a line on either side with my walking foot.
I didn't think I was going to have a coordinating backing fabric in my stash so I was planning on using a black and white print, but I found the PERFECT fabric hiding in the bottom of my backing fabric bin.