Now speed piece the half squares by stacking the
Color 1 and Color 3 2-3/8" x 38" strips, right sides together and all
edges aligned. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark off the diagonals in the
direction shown at left, and mark the 2-3/8" square lines as well. Now sew a SCANT
1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, in continuous seams, pivoting at the
square lines. Cut apart on the marked diagonals between the lines of stitching, and on the
square lines, to get a total of thirty-two half squares. Press the seam allowances towards
the darker fabrics. Trim these back to measure 2" if needed...