Now speed piece the half squares by stacking the
Color 1 and Color 2 5-7/8" x 11-3/4" strips right sides together. On the back of
the top strip lightly mark the diagonals and the 5-7/8" square line, and sew a scant
1/4" above and below the diagonal lines. Cut apart on the marked diagonals, and on
the square line. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. This will give you four
half squares. Trim these back to measure 5-1/2" if needed...