1 - 2" strip X width of fabric (WOF) of Both background and a contrasting color.
Use the Easy Angle (EA) and cut 16 each 1 1/2" finished half squares.
It will go super quick if you put the right sides together of the strips and cut both fabrics at the same time. Carefully pick them up and sew away. The edges will already be lined up and ready to go this way. I pressed all of these toward the dark color. Before you press, if you have the square up ruler, square up your blocks to 2"
Join the half squares in pairs; then join the pairs into 4 patches. You can either press these to one side, or press them open. Join the remaining 4 units to complete the 6 1/2" block. Use lots pins to keep things lined up nicely.