Define PicOlio

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

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Bookshelf Block - Snow White's Apple


An apple for the bookshelf. Pattern provided by I chose to add this block because of the whimsy fairy tale it represents. I also fussy cut some fabric to represent parrots I had the joy of caring for in the past and I love the "Make Do And Mend" phrase on my creators fabric.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Bookshelf Block - Acromantula


I wanted to add this large tarantula to my bookshelf quilt partially to remember a tarantula my son had when he was younger and partially because I secretly admire spiders and the wonderful webs they weave. Pattern is from a Harry Potter set provided by

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Lap Pad - Treasure Box Blocks

I have begun making what I call Lap Pads that can also be used as large hot pads for setting larger hot items on the table. I put Insul bright inside which is a heat resistant batting. The lap pads are to be placed on one's lap under their laptop. It keeps the lap and the computer cool without any hassle/bulky things. The lap pad also works as a quick dust cover for the laptops. I did not get everything lined up perfectly but it came out good enough for its intended use. This one will be for my son-in-law. I really like this paper piecing pattern used to make the treasure box blocks. I'll be working harder next time to keep things lined up because I know I'll be making more of these little treasure box blocks. The pattern for the Treasure Box block is from

Monday, February 15, 2021

Crystal Ball Block for Bookshelf Quilt

Much of this fabric is glitter and metallic so it tends to shine quite nicely when viewing in person.


Friday, February 5, 2021

Jar of Dirt block for Bookshelf Quilt

Things did not work so well on this block. I may have to re-make it. For now however, this is a block for my bookshelf quilt to represent Pirates of the Caribbean. 


Saturday, January 16, 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Freddy Krueger's Hat Bookshelf Block

I'll be adding this block to my bookshelf quilt in honor of my favorite horror series growing up.


Friday, January 1, 2021

Labyrinth Walk Quilt


I completed this exactly one year after purchasing the pattern (that's how long it took me to get the guts to try!). It is a king size quilt with simple quilting. I'm quite pleased with it overall.