I intentionally kept the directional print in the center "+" on the horizontal, yet I really like the visual effect of expanding the "+" from the striations in the crossweave pieces.
The tutorial that Andrea posted explained how to cut the corner squares on point when using a stripe or directional fabric. I like that effect too. I really thought that these blocks would be more difficult, but I was pleasantly mistaken.
After falling back in November, I am happy to be all caught up with my bee blocks. Now...if I can just find my big pad of sketch paper, I can get the February blocks prepped for you all before the next KCMQG meeting.