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 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. These should measure 2-1/2" ...