Next speed piece the half squares, by stacking
the Color 2 and Color 3 2-3/8" x 11-7/8" 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 ten half squares. Press seam allowances towards the
darker fabric. Trim these back to measure 2" if needed...