Spirals are very versatile for continuous line quilting. They are equally well suited to borders and individual blocks. Spirals can lead from one to another like waves.
Or in a line like beads on a string.
Spirals can be tight or loose.
You can square them off.
You can smoosh them into a "topographic" spiral.
You can alternate them with other graphic elements, or alternate the spiral direction.
Or play with the size
You can fill in the spiral path
You could even decorate the spiral itself, there are so many options!
Spirals turn corners with ease
Spirals also make a fluid all over design.
Here are some photos of spiral quilting to inspire you.
1. free motion close up, 2. WIP, 3. Berry Tree Quilt -- 51x72, 4. Roundabout Quilt Closeup, 5. Pin Wheels detail, 6. Untitled, 7. January Quilt Showcase Close Up of Middle, 8. back, 9. Swirls and starburst quilting
Spiral doodling is fun and easy! Time to try some in your journal.
See more Free Motion Quilting designs and tips on the Free Motion Quilting page.