|Now speed piece the half squares by stacking the
Color 2 and Color 3 2-7/8" x 8-5/8" strips right sides together. Lightly
draw the 2- 7/8" square lines and mark the diagonals on the back of the top
strip. Now sew a scant 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square lines.
Cut apart ON the marked
diagonals and on the square lines. This will give you six half squares. Press seam
allowances towards the darker fabrics. Trim to measure 2-1/2" if