We have investigated the Si-seeding rapid-melting process and demonstrated the formation of giant Ge stripes with (100), (110), and (111) orientations on Si (100), (110), and (111) substrates, respectively, covered with SiO 2 films. We revealed that crystallization is triggered by Si-Ge mixing in the seeding regions in this process. Based on this mechanism, we have proposed a novel technique to realize orientation-controlled Ge layers on transparent insulating substrates by using Si artificial micro-seeds with (100) and (111)-orientations. This achieved epitaxial growth of single crystalline (100) and (111)-oriented Ge stripes on quartz substrates. The Ge layers showed a high hole mobility exceeding 1100 cm2/Vs owing to the high crystallinity.