Next speed piece the large and small half
squares. Stack the sets of two like sized strips right sides together,
On the Large
strips, mark the 4-7/8" square line. On the smaller strips, mark the 2-7/8"
square lines. On the backs of
the top strips, lightly mark the diagonals in the directions shown at left.
Now sew a scant 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square
line (s). Cut apart ON the marked diagonals, and on the square
line (s) as
well. This will give you four large half squares and eight small half
squares. Press seam
allowances towards the darker fabrics. Trim the larger to 4-1/2"
and the smaller to 2-1/2" if needed...