Next, speed piece
the half squares, by placing the Color 2 and Color 1 4-7/8" x 9-3/4"
strips right sides together, with all edges aligned. On the back of the top fabric,
lightly mark the 4-7/8" square line, and mark the diagonals in the direction shown,
as well. Now sew 1/4" above and below the marked diagonal
lines, pivoting at the 4-7/8" square line. Then cut
apart ON the marked line, and at the 4-7/8" square line also. This will give you four
half squares. These should measure 4-1/2"...