October 14, 2010

Free Motion Quilting Designs: Radiant Designs

Designs that radiate out from the center are simple and versatile. Starbursts and flowers are both radiant designs. These designs are great for quickly quilting individual blocks. The possibilities are endless! Here are some examples to get you thinking:

Radiant designs are often symmetrical but they don't have to be.

Snowflakes and suns are radiant designs too!

The center of a flower or radiant design can be filled in.

Take some time to sketch some radiant designs that speak to you.

See more Free Motion Quilting designs and tips on the Free Motion Quilting page.


Sarah Craig said...

Very cool ideas! I haven't tried too much of the radiant designs, except for the loopy flowers - I'll have to give some of your other ideas a whirl!

Sand and Sunshine said...

How interesting that this is the topic today, as my Christmas quilt will be needing snowflakes quilted on it very soon!

Any tips on keeping the symmetrical ones symmetrical?

Cats and Quilts said...

These are lovely and very inspiring! Thank you for posting your ideas!

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