For someone who, when not quilting has a piece of wood in one hand and a pocket knife in the other; this is a fun project. I picked this idea up from Steve Brown, carver and author. Just take one of those cheap ball point pens that we all have around, and pull the tip and the ink tube out. Take a 1/2 x 1/2 x 6 inch piece of wood, drill it out to accept the ink tube and the writing tip. Carve up the piece of wood, paint, and stuff the ink tube and writing tip in.
There you've got yourself a very unique pen.