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This week’s visual inspiration comes from the letters P and Q, as in pens and quilts. It’s fine to mind those p’s and q’s, but also to be a little bit of a smarty pants when you are making something you love by hand. One thing that greatly aids me in my projects, be they sewing or drawing, are a set of great pens at my side, and I use everything from J.Herbin‘s yummy selection of permanent writing and drawing inks and Letraset ProMarkers, to ballpoint pens. High or low, I love them all.  One frigidly cold winter trip to Germany had me cloistered in an inky and paint-smelling art shop where I splurged on Rohrer & Klingner‘s drawing inks. I’ve never found anything else quite like them. Do you have a favorite drawing utensil?

Pens+quilt

I’m working on a quilt of 16 blocks that will probably be done later rather than sooner, and though sewing fabric blocks is not quite the same as making marks on paper, I find drawing and sewing share two lovely traits: they slow down time to a nice steady rhythm, and they keep our hands happily occupied. Has something you’ve made ever come out of a quick sketch on paper?

Rose Deniz   —  

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Zoe sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.com

Beautiful illustrations! Looking forward to seeing the quilt, it’s so nice that you can combine your passions in this way. Happy drawing and stitching!

Rose rosedeniz.blogspot.com

Thanks, Zoe! I’m loving your posts, too. Now I need to actually work on the quilt, not just talk about it. Cheers!

Kris

You’re drawings are so lovely. One of my favorite steps in quilting is the sketching that comes before. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

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