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Define PicOlio:
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

A Round Tuit


I found a round tuit pattern at Paper Panache so I just had to make one. I turned the little trinket (48 pieces total) into an ornament for the Christmas tree because I honestly did not think I'd ever get "a round to it" when it comes to making ornaments! 😜  I may make some larger ones with different colors as mug rug/coaster gifts.

Ewok's Photo


I made this little wall hanging for a friend. The goal was to make it look a bit like a framed portrait. 

The pattern was created by Kaitlin Sekeres. It is freely available at Fandom in Stitches

Friday, December 11, 2020

This Cat Needs Coffee

I created this mini quilt wall hanging for my daughter's birthday. She is a teacher that loves her cat and has been extra dependent on her coffee to get through the issues caused by the 2020 pandemic. I hope it brings her a smile.

The foundation paper piecing pattern was purchased from Quilt Art Designs

Here are a few more pictures of the process:

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

 My First Attempt at Applique

I created this envelope pillow as a gift for a friend. It is my first attempt at applique. 

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

 My First Paper Piecing Pattern

I made this paper pieced pattern to represent Al Bundy's football jersey from Married with Children. The yellow background was the closest I could get to matching the Bundy's couch. I used it to make an envelope pillow as a gift for a fan of the show.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

 A Christmas Story Leg Lamp

I made a couple of leg lamps as Christmas gifts. This paper pieced pattern was fairly simple but adding the fishnet stockings and frill was a bit more challenging. One hangs with tabs and the other has a hanging rod sewn into the back. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 A Jelly Roll Table Runner

Made for a friend. I decided not to add a border but instead to attach flange binding to add a touch of flare.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

J.R.R.T. Signature Pillow


I made this paper pieced envelope pillow for my youngest daughter. She's a fan!

Monday, November 2, 2020

Cleopatra's Fan Table Runner

I made this table runner, consisting of 6 Cleopatra Fan blocks, as a gift.


Monday, October 19, 2020

The Winding Path


This is my first attempt at working with bold curves to make a winding path quilt for my daughter. I struggled to get it "good enough" and learned a tremendous amount along the way. I almost chose to scrap it because it was not perfect but then I was reminded that done is better than perfect so I finished it. I am so glad I did!

Pattern was found in the book Circle Pizzazz by Judy Sisneros 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Panda Quilt


This is my first panel quilt. I made it for my son-in-law. I learned a lot about free motion quilting with this one and am overall pleased with the end result.