Now place the Color 1 and Color 2 2-7/8" x 11-1/2"
strip right sides together with all edges aligned.
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 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 8
half squares in total. Press seam allowances towards the darker
fabric. These should measure 2-1/2"...