Next speed piece the half squares, by stacking the Color 1 and
Color 2 4-7/8" x 29-1/4" strips, right sides together
and all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark the
4-7/8" square lines and mark the diagonals in the direction shown
at left. Now sew 1/4" above and below the marked
diagonals, pivoting at the square lines. Now cut apart ON the marked
diagonals, and on the 4-7/8" square lines. This will give you
twelve half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric.
These should measure 4-1/2"...