Define PicOlio

Define PicOlio:
Pic = a photograph or movie; a picture
Olio = a miscellaneous collection of things

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.