Speed piece the half squares, by stacking the
Color 1 and Color 2 3-7/8" x 7-3/4" strips, right
sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip,
lightly mark the 3-7/8" square line and mark the diagonals in the
direction shown at left. Now sew 1/4" above and
below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square lines. Now cut
apart ON the marked diagonals, and on the 3-7/8" square line.
This will give you four large half squares. Press seam allowances
towards the darker fabric. These should measure 3-1/2". Repeat this same procedure with the Color 1 and Color 2 2-3/8"
x 19" strips to make sixteen smaller half squares. These should