Next speed piece the half
squares, by stacking the Color 1 and Color 2 2-7/8" x 11-1/2"
strips, right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of
the top strip, lightly mark the 2-7/8" 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 2-7/8" square
lines. This will give you eight half squares. Press seam allowances
towards the darker fabric. Trim these back to measure 2-1/2" if