Start by cutting the Color 1 and Color 2 2-1/2" x 10" strip into
four 2-1/2" squares of each...
Next cut the Color 1 and Color 2 5-3/4" x
17-1/4" strips into twelve 2-7/8" squares of each...
Next speed piece the half squares, by
stacking the Color 1 and Color 2 2-7/8" squares right sides
together in pairs with all edges aligned. On the back of the top
squares, lightly mark the diagonals as shown at left with a solid line
corner to corner. Now sew a scant 1/4" above and below the
marked diagonals. Cut apart ON the marked diagonals between the lines
of stitching. Each pair will give you two half squares. You need 24 in
total. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. Trim these
back to measure 2-1/2" if needed...
Sew together pairs of half squares using a scant 1/4" seam
(now, and for the rest of the block making) to make four of the
units shown at top left, then add Color 1 2-1/2" squares
to the ends of two of those units...on to Page 2!