H'mm, that makes it sound as though I have all eight sewn together. I do not. But I wanted to see how they look together as a unit.
The blocks are arranged in the order they have been sewn.
We got a discount card from the nearby fabric store while we were at retreat so I thought it was silly not to use it. I went into the shop thinking I should look for red checked fabric for the cornerstones of my red and white quilt but I came out with fabric potentials for sashing for the Grandmother's Choice project. Given that I had nothing with me to match colors I am quite pleased with the color choices I selected.