Now speed piece the smaller half squares by
stacking the Color 1 and Color 3 2- 7/8" x 11- 1/2"
strips right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of
the top strip lightly mark the 2- 7/8" lines, then mark the
diagonals in the direction shown at left. Sew a SCANT 1/4"
above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square lines.
Cut apart on the square lines, and on the diagonal lines between the
rows of stitching. This will give you eight half squares. Press seam
allowances towards the darker fabric. Trim to 2-1/2" if