Next speed piece the half squares, by stacking
the Color 1 and Color 2 3-7/8" x 15-1/2" strips, right sides together and
all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark the 3-7/8" 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 3-7/8" square lines. This will give you eight
half squares. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric. Trim
these back to measure 3-1/2" if needed...