Next speed piece the 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" square
lines 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 2-7/8" square lines. This will give you
eight half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker
fabric. Trim these back to measure 2-1/2" if needed...