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