I'm making progress on the Octagon Motif's piece.
I find that I like better to make circles from the first 3 colors. Then when I have several circles made, I start to attach the fourth color and join the motifs. It allows me to get into more of a groove with the crocheting before dealing with joining, and then makes the joining less disruptive to the progress.
I like the many colors in this piece. It's not going to be very big, and I hope it ends up being balanced between lights and darks.
It's been more fun than I expected!