Cutting Pieces From Directional Prints
The cat prints used to make Origami Pinwheels were directional. The A1 pieces are angled in the block and the B pieces turned when finished as shown in Figure A.
To keep the cats upright in the finished quilt, cut the cat prints into 7" squares for A pieces and 51/4" squares for B pieces. Using the prepared template, fussy-cut the A and B pieces from squares as per pattern and referring to Figure B.
The B-C units cannot be strip-pieced when using directional fabrics. Use the pattern given to create individual B and C pieces. Be sure to add a 1/4" seam allowance at the B-C seam line edge of the pattern when making the individual templates.
Half of the D triangles are cut from the top left to the bottom right and the other half from the top right to the bottom left. The I and L squares would have to be marked to result in units with the cat upright when stitched to the ends of the J and M strips. In addition, the F sashing and G, J, M and O border strips should be cut along the length of the fabric to keep the shapes upright.
You may use a kaleidoscope ruler instead of the templates given. Refer to the instructions given with the ruler and use the pattern given to determine the sizes to use on the ruler.
Fussy-cutting pieces from directional prints is not efficient and requires extra fabric.