Next speed piece the half
squares by stacking a Color 1 and Color 2 2-7/8" x
34-1/2"" strips right sides together and all edges aligned. On the
back of the top strip lightly mark off the 2-7/8' square lines, then
draw in the diagonals as shown at left. Now sew a SCANT 1/4"
above and below the diagonals, pivoting at the square lines. Cut
these apart on the square lines, and on the diagonals between the
rows of stitching. this will give you twenty-four half squares.
Press the seams towards the darker fabric. Trim to 2-1/2"...on to Page