Next speed piece the half
squares, by stacking the Color 1 and Color 2 2-7/8" x
5-3/4" strips, right sides together and all edges aligned. On
the back of the top strip, lightly mark the 2-7/8" 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 line. Now cut apart ON the marked diagonals, and on
the 2-7/8" square line. This will give you four half squares.
Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. Trim these back to
measure 2-1/2" if needed...