|Next speed piece the half
squares, by stacking the Color 1 and Color 3 2-7/8" x
23" strips, right sides together and all edges aligned. On the
back of the top strip, lightly mark the 2-7/8" square lines 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 2-7/8" square
lines. This will give you sixteen half squares. Press seam allowances
towards the darker fabric. These should measure 2-1/2"...