Make Art – Artist Paintbox

Artist Paintbox Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


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Given how much I love to paint,  this block should have been the very first one in the Make Art series.  I think I was waiting for a moment of inspiration and motivation.  It came to me as I unwrapped the recently-received brushes and paints.  Very soon afterwards, I had the initial drawing finished.

I designed it so all the elements in the pattern are independently pieced. That way they can be stitched in random order.  One or more elements of this pattern can also be used for different projects.



Perylene Green Forest Daniel Smith Watercolour | Whims And Fancies


Perylene Green Forest Bookmark


Earlier in the year I made a decision to spend more time painting and returning to photography as I missed them terribly.  I stayed true to my word.  I painted a lot more this year and started the Wandering Camera linky party.



Quill Pen and Ink Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


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Instead of drawing with ink pens, I love to draw with quill pens because of the uneven lines they create.  The Make Art series started with this Quill Pen quilt pattern.



Fountain Pen Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


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I also love to write, and I express myself best in writing.  I have been using fountain pens ever since my third year of primary school.  As I was sewing the quill pen, I knew this fountain pen quilt pattern had to be the next one.




Artist Paintbox Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


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If you know an artist or a writer, they might love these.  All the patterns are available in my shop.


The colours in the Artist Paintbox are based on my own favourite palette.  I am thinking of framing these blocks instead of quilting them or using them for other sewing projects.  My husband has already claimed the fountain pen as he also loves to write.  It will go off to live in his office.  I have another plan for the quill pen which I will share later.  This one, I am very sure, will go on an empty space on my atelier wall.


Thank you for your lovely comments on the October Stories photos.  Wandering Camera linky party is still open.  You can link up your posts here.


Until next time and Happy Creating,


I am linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page.  Please pay a visit to some of them.



32 thoughts on “Make Art – Artist Paintbox

  • Kate November 11, 2018 at 04:44

    Very pretty! I love that you designed it so each element can be used independently of the others.

  • nessjibberjabberuk November 10, 2018 at 14:32

    I still use the fountain pen my parents bought me for my 18th birthday. There’s something quite special about writing with proper ink.

  • Junieper November 7, 2018 at 11:10

    Love how you organized this post, and you show that blue and brown fit really well together (this comment because many of my early oils was that color combination). Your shapes of the tools are amazingly sharp, and are softened by you background – wow, perfect, Soma, I love all of it! Many thanks for sharing this endeavor with All Seasons! Have a great week! Jesh StG

  • Su-sieee! Mac November 6, 2018 at 09:52

    Lovely, lovely, lovely! Yes, I can see them as individual blocks. I love the colors. They reminded me of ice cream colors which now means I want ice cream. I don’t care if it’s cold. :-)

  • BillieBee November 5, 2018 at 18:13

    What fun…..combining your paints and quilting.

  • Margaret Birding For Pleasure November 5, 2018 at 01:06

    Superb work

  • Jean Marmo November 4, 2018 at 07:15

    Simply gorgeous!! I think they would be gorgeous framed!

  • Fred November 3, 2018 at 11:05

    Your blocks are very beautiful, I love them. This new one is so lovely!

  • Jennifer Jilks November 3, 2018 at 09:39

    These are wonderful. You motivate me.

  • lapaylor November 3, 2018 at 08:40

    Oh yes… they are so good! You are very talented, and your paintings are so simple and complex at the same time. Nice job!

  • Christine November 2, 2018 at 18:26

    Lovely work!

  • denthe November 2, 2018 at 16:21

    Fantastic work! I also love the painted bookmark ♥

  • A ShutterBug Explores November 2, 2018 at 14:42

    Beautiful fabric collage and so creative and versatile ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  • Bleubeard and Elizabeth November 2, 2018 at 12:11

    Oh Soma, I wish I could paint like you, but most of all, I wish I could SEW like you. My wonky sewing is abysmal, I fear up against the beauties that you create. I am truly, truly, truly impressed with your work. Your pieces blow my mind (and that’s a good thing!).

  • Marie-OR November 2, 2018 at 10:26

    Beautiful drawing and quilt blocks!

  • gillena November 2, 2018 at 09:02

    Luv your beautiful art Soma. Happy you dropped by my blog today

    Much love

  • Nicole/DVArtist November 2, 2018 at 08:58

    Really beautiful. The block is so well done.

  • Valerie- Jael November 2, 2018 at 08:42

    Wonderful collage art. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  • Leanne Parsons November 2, 2018 at 08:31

    Beautiful, Soma! I love that all of the elements could also be used individually. Thanks for linking with TGIFF this week :)

  • Linda K November 2, 2018 at 08:28

    gorgeous fabric art!!! Happy PPF!

  • Sandra Walker November 2, 2018 at 07:52

    Oh, good thinking on the stand-alone element to the pattern sections. I know I told you I have fond memories of my own fountain pen and retractable pencil set! That trees painting is exquisite.

  • Carol November 2, 2018 at 05:56

    Love the colors!

  • DecorCraftDesign November 2, 2018 at 03:01

    Fabulous artwork!

  • sirkkis November 2, 2018 at 01:55

    Love your stylish, beautiful painting on fantastic papers. The collection is very interesting.

  • Tracey November 2, 2018 at 00:37

    What a genius quilt, fabulous choice of fabrics. I adore everything about this superb creation.
    Thank you so much for the inspiration and sharing this delightful piece combining your loves.
    Happy PPF Tracey xx

  • Lady Fi November 1, 2018 at 23:44

    Love that paintbox and the soothing colours of the bookmark.

  • Mary November 1, 2018 at 16:42

    I LOVE your fabric choices for your paint brush and palette piece. That is beautiful and great that is it done in sections so each piece can be used individually. Of course, the pen and quilt are spectacular too.

  • Kim Sharman November 1, 2018 at 16:19

    Astounding patterns and finished textile works of art! How beautiful they all look together. I rather love the quill and ink finished piece, too.

  • Tamara Hutchinson November 1, 2018 at 14:37

    So wonderful! Such meaningful objects for so many!

  • Sue November 1, 2018 at 14:14

    Beautiful artists block, this whole collection is amazing. Have recently returned to fountain pen writing myself.

  • Dixie November 1, 2018 at 10:36

    A truly gorgeous artist’s block! While admiring it, I found myself naming the colours.
    I love the quill and fountain pens, Soma. And your forest bookmark is a happy reminder of the wonder of nature and the seasons.

  • Janine @ Rainbow Hare November 1, 2018 at 07:55

    Your Make Art collection is beautiful :)

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