Now 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. Mark the
diagonals in the direction shown at left. Sew 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals. Cut apart on the
square lines, and on the diagonal lines between the rows of
stitching. This will give you eight half squares. Press the seams
towards the darker fabric. These should measure 2-1/2"...