Now speed piece the half
squares, by stacking two Color 2 2-7/8" x 14-3/8" strips right sides
together. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark the 2-7/8" square lines and mark the diagonals. Sew 1/4" above and below these marked diagonals,
pivoting at the square lines. Cut apart on the marked diagonals and on the square lines to
make ten half squares. Press seam allowances to one side. Repeat this procedure with the
other Color 2 2-7/8" x 14-3/8" strip and the Color 1 strip of the same
size. Press these seam allowances towards the darker fabric. These
should measure 2-1/2"...