Lisa Watson Blog
Hurrah for sunshine and the summer.
And if the weather does throw us a curve ball, a cosy quilt or blanket is ideal to have at hand to combat any chills during The Great British Summer.
By Lisa Watson makes&sells authentically British, Handmade and truly unique originals. Lisa’s full collection of quilts, cushions & more can be viewed online or call Lisa on 07719359864 to discuss your bespoke commission.
Here’s to the summer, whatever the weather. Onward… x
One of a kind bespoke quilt commissions are always welcome.
I am truly thankful to have been busy stitching quilts this year, as I am fortunate that I have a attic studio at home I work from.
If you wish me to make you a quilt from cherished old clothes, or from your own special stash of fabric, I can work with you to design a quilt to the size&style that fits you&your home. I can also stitch a quilt (-floor cushion-tent-laptop cover-you decide) as a special gift to celebrate a significant event, or I can make a personalised quilt just for you or for a loved one.
Recent bespoke commissions have included; working on a monochromatic quilt in cooling cotton for the summer, stitching a hard-wearing Harris Tweed patchwork quilt backed with William Morris’s classic print; The Strawberry Thief for a boy to grow with and a patchwork memory quilt stitched from Rory’s clothes. Click the page links to view unique quilt commissions including Memory quilts, Baby quilts, Wedding quilts and Harris Tweed patchwork quilts
Onward…& do get in touch to discuss your quilt commission ideas further.Read More
I have been given 5 pairs of tickets to give away for The Festival of Quilts (29th July – 1st August 2021)
Europe’s leading patchwork & quilting event, at the NEC Birmingham. The Festival of Quilts features hundreds of hung competition quilts, a full programme of workshops, talks, lectures and demonstrations, galleries by leading artists and groups, and hundreds of specialist retailers under one roof. Tickets are worth £34 per pair and are redeemable any one day of the Festival after 11am. Please note that there is £6 charge for winners attending on Thursday 29th or Friday 30th July. Visitor safety is paramount and COVID-19 safety measures are available to view HERE
Quilters from around the world descend on the NEC for The FoQ to display their awesome quilts, network and celebrate all things quilts. I already have my ticket for this years FoQ and cannot wait as it’s just the tonic of colour, pattern and textures to inspire and motivate. Some quilts delight, some are more challenging, or thought provoking, all are beautifully executed in stitch and cloth. These pics are from past years highlights
Interested? Send me your name & e-mail address by midnight this Friday 9th when this giveaway closes.
Please note that no printed tickets will be issued.
P.S Do forward this to your friends too!
Bon chance 😉x
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SIX WINNERS WHO HAVE NOW BEEN NOTIFIED…Read More
I have three of my handmade, one of a kind cheerful colour pop Harris Tweed patchwork cushions in an online auction for the Royal British Legion Scotland who for 100 years have championed the Armed Forces Community and provided life changing support to those who needed it. The auction goes live at 9am on Saturday 19th and ends at 9pm on Armed Forces Day UK on Saturday 26th. There are lots of original and diverse items to bid on from Hospitality at Manchester United in Old Trafford to Carnoustie 4-Ball, A Rick Stein meal at Barnes, through to Artwork by Marc Quinn and so much more, so do have a look see HERE
Thank you 😉Read More
Sunday 20th June is Father’s Day and here at By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) there are lots of madeinGB unique gift ideas for your favourite older man from comforting Harris Tweed Hot Water Bottle Covers to one of a kind Harris Tweed Patchwork Cushions or delicious British Made Heirloom Wool Blankets.
My on-line shop is always open, so you can browse and shop via the link x
P.S Free GB P&P!Read More
Just received some delic images in my inbox from By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) NEW Blankets Collection photoshoot last week with super talented Jo B at Laura’s beautiful house in Macclesfield
A lovely start to the week and an ideal way to get back into work following the bank holiday Monday
And now I need to get on & upload all these fab pics onto my website…which you can now see here
Enjoy your week and onward…xRead More
These quintessentially British Blankets are woven in Lancashire from Yorkshire lambswool, measure 200 by 150cm, so look great on a double or king-size bed, as well as being an ideal sofa throw, or warming outside cover up, to keep at hand to combat any chills, if the weather does throw us a curve ball…
There are 3 designs In 3 new colourways;
My Houndstooth reversible blanket is now available in Morel and Bleached White colourway (with a Mustard Mead blanket stitch edging)
Sea Holly and Silver (with a Quince blanket stitch edging) are the contemporary colourways for my new BIG Fair Isle design blanket
AND NewNew 3-D Tumbling Block Blanket is in an OLive and Ash Colourway with a Turf edging
There is lots more info on my NEW soft felted blankets on my By Lisa Watson (that’s me !) website which you can visit by clicking on this linkRead More
I am really pleased to announce that I have NEW:
BIG Fair Isle
blankets being woven NOW!
My NEW blankets are now available to pre-order at the original price of £115 (incl P&P) here, but due to increased production costs this price will have to rise to £140 from May…
These quintessentially British Blanket designs are woven in Lancashire from Yorkshire wool. These soft felted blankets measure 200cm by 150cm so looks great on a double or king-size bed as well as being an ideal sofa throw to keep at hand to combat any chills.
Why not treat yourself or a loved one xRead More
Spring has sprung (nearly!)
To celebrate the Spring Equinox on Saturday 20th, the warmer weather and sunnier days (hopefully!), I am offering my Summery Patchwork Quilts and my Super Cute Shirting Patchwork Quilts at the special price of £200 (plus P&P) until the end of March…so, if the weather does throw us a curve ball, a cosy (but light) quilt is ideal to have at hand to combat any chills during springtime. Click the links for more details…Read More
My on-line shop is always open for special gifts, to treat a loved one or yourself…Mother’s Day is off course on Sunday 14th March x
And if any excuse were needed to wrap up warm in a truly unique patchwork quilt or add a colour pop of colour with my Made in GB cushions to brighten any dull day, now is the time you can truly indulge in some delicious cosy cosseting at home.
P.S If you have any bespoke patchwork quilt commission queries, just contact me.Read More
Keep yourself in the loop and up to date with developments at By Lisa Watson by clicking on the link & subscribing to my mailing list
I send out a one page eye catching Mailchimp newsletter around once a month which includes all the latest news, what’s coming up at quilt towers and off course a heads up on any forthcoming special offers.
You can also find out about By Lisa Watson forthcoming events (when we come out of this third lockdown…) by visiting my What’s On page.
So, do click on the link & subscribe to my mailing list Onward…Read More
Thanks to @lisawatso for the most fabulous quilt ever. Isn’t it gorgeous!!! And in my favourite colour…Green!
@CMBoggianno – June 9
I bought Lisa’s ‘sunshine yellow velvet and subtle blues, browns and greys Harris Tweed, quilt. Just love the fabrics, colour combinations and the workmanship is superb.
DAI-AN CRAIG – AUGUST 20
Oh my, my, my! Lisa, what a beautiful thing you create! They are heavenly beautiful! Simply, I am glad I came across your work and brought them!!!
KAORI LAIRD – SEPTEMBER 3
I am so pleased with my beautiful quilt. The colours are lovely and they tone in really well with our bedroom colours.
MARION – NOVEMBER 15
Lisa is very proud of her quilts and justifiably so. I have never seen any like them, photos do not do them justice.
GEOFF & NICOLA – SEPTEMBER 5