Next speed piece the half squares, by stacking
the Color 1 and Color 2 2-3/8" x 9-1/2" strips, right
sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip,
lightly mark the 2-3/8" square lines and mark the diagonals in
the direction shown at left. Now sew a scant 1/4" above and
below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square lines. Now cut
apart on the marked diagonals, and on the 2-3/8" square lines.
This will give you eight half squares. Press seams towards the darker
fabric. Trim these back to measure 2" if needed...