Next speed piece the half squares, by stacking the Color 1 and Color 2
4-7/8" x 9-3/4" strips, right sides together and all edges
aligned. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark the 4-7/8"
square line 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 4-7/8" square line. This will give you four half
squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. Trim these
back to measure 4-1/2" if needed...