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Laura Wasilowski teaches quilting and fabric art workshops around the United States, and her quilts have been exhibited internationally. She is the author of several books, including Fanciful ...

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King Poppy

from Artfabrik
(7) Name: 'Quilting : King Poppy
King Poppy
King Poppy
King Poppy

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • know the basics of how to fuse fabric
  • know basic hand embroidery stitches

Pattern Description:

Inspired by a set of doodles in my sketchbook, King Poppy, evolved into the first in a series of fused art quilts about a favorite garden flower. I love the elegant shape of the seed pods and graceful leaves of poppies.

This easy to make design features a simple way of transferring the fabric shapes to fused fabrics. In this sample, the gradated fabric colors of the Asters Colorway from www.artfabrik.com is used. A lively green batik fabric serves as the background fabric. And even more detail is added with hand embroidery threads.

Collect all the wall quilt patterns in the Poppies series and bring the beauty of a poppy garden into your home!

Each month I give away a different free pattern if you order one of my Craftsy patterns. (Please note that if you buy multiple Craftsy patterns during the month, the free pattern would still be the pattern of that month.)

I really appreciate your interest in my patterns and hand-dyed fabrics and threads. Sharing with fellow artists makes my day!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 11" wide by 14" high


  • 13" x 16" green batik for background
  • 2 1/2 " x 5" red to purple for stem
  • 6" x 6" purple for bud sides
  • 3" x 5" green to blue for bud center
  • 4" x 2 1/2" red for bud top
  • 2" x 2" green for pistils
  • 2" x 6" purple for bud dots
  • 2" x 6" red for bud top dots and leaf dots
  • 8" x 8" green to blue to purple for leaves and leaf center
  • 1 1/2 yards of fusible web (Wonder Under #805 recommended)
  • 11" x 14" backing fabric
  • 11" x 14" Timtex stiff interfacing
  • 11" x 14" batting (Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Batting recommended)
  • Black Sharpie Fine Point marker or lead pencil
  • Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
  • Decorative rotary cutter blade (optional)
  • Size 8 or 12 embroidery thread
  • Size 4 or 5 embroidery needle
  • Machine quilting thread
  • Iron for fusing fabrics