Next speed piece the half
squares, by stacking a Color 2 and Color 3 1-7/8" x 11-1/4"
strip set, right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of
the top strip, lightly mark the 1-7/8" square lines and mark
the diagonals in the direction shown at left. Now sew a SCANT 1/4"
above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square lines.
Now cut apart ON the marked diagonals, and on the 1-7/8" square
lines. This will give you twelve half squares. Press seam allowances
towards the darker fabric. Trim these back to measure 1-1/2" if
needed. Repeat this with the other Color 2 and Color 3
1-7/8" x 11-1/4" strip set to make twelve more...