Lisa Watson Blog

Pop Up In The Palm House Spring Market – see you there?

By lisawato / May 13, 2022 /

See you there?

I’m thrilled to be part of the Spring Market for the fun&friendly Pop-Up In The Palm House this 20th & 21st May.  Click the link to catch up with you there x

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Did you know I stitch one of a kind bespoke quilt commissions?

By lisawato / May 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Did you know I stitch one of a kind bespoke quilt commissions?

One of a kind bespoke quilt commissions are always welcome.

I am truly thankful to have been busy stitching quilts for the last couple of years, 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 quiltsBaby quiltsWedding quilts and Harris Tweed patchwork quilts

Onward…& do get in touch to discuss your quilt commission ideas further.

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Combat any Cooler Weather by Cosying up in a British Made Lambs wool Blanket

By lisawato / April 18, 2022 /

These quintessentially British Blankets are woven in Lancashire, 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 latest BIG Fair Isle design blanket

AND my 3-D Tumbling Block Blanket come in an Olive and Ash Colourway with a Turf edging

If you have any questions on my blankets, just contact me. I guarantee my lambs wool blankets will keep you cosy and you will enjoy them for many years.

Find your new blanket here

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Do you want to be kept in the loop?

By lisawato / April 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Do you want to be kept in the loop?

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 (no more than 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 by visiting my What’s On page.

So, do click on the link & subscribe to my mailing list Onward…

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Find me at Spring Glow this weekend!

By lisawato / March 28, 2022 /

I’m looking forward to being part of Spring Glow at the fabulous Restoration Yard in Dalkeith, near Edinburgh from Friday 1st through to Sunday 3rd April

I really enjoy being part of fairs across the country, the atmosphere is always lively and it’s fun to talk to fellow makers & attendees. Find me with my super soft, super warm and super light lambswool blankets, unique Quilts & one of kind Harris Tweed patchwork cushions, plus lots more Made in GB textiles for the home to brighten up your interiors, as well as keep you warm & cosy. I hope to see you at Spring Glow this weekend x

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Spring Has Sprung?

By lisawato / March 15, 2022 /

For the last couple of weeks
The 🌞 has been out
And it feels as if
Spring has Sprung
I’m ever the optimist 😏

The sunny outlook
Reminded me of this fav image of my original Tana Lawn Liberty Print patchwork quilts
Nothing like these joyful prints
To lift the spirits no end

Not long now though until European Summer begins on Mothering Sunday, Sunday 27th March, so if you fancy treating your ma, or are in need of some colour therapy yourself, By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) made in GB textiles for the home will brighten up your interiors, as well as keep you warm & cosy.

 

P.S This month I am taking part in the enjoyable @joannehawker#marchmeetthemaker challenge on Instagram, so if you have a moment do check out @lisawatso for my daily updates…

 

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By Lisa Watson Featured in Woman&home March Magazine!

By lisawato / February 15, 2022 /

 

By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) feature in Woman&home magazine

I am Super thrilled to be featured In Woman&home March issue
It’s all about my small Made in GB textile business
And particularly my Patchwork Quilt Commissions
Thank you to Kim for the article
And the talented Jo Bradbury for the images
Plus, my entrepreneurial friend the Laura for loaning her home for the photoshoot
So appreciative
Happy Day ☺️

P.S Find me on p34&35

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Happy Valentines Day Everyone x

By lisawato / February 14, 2022 /

Sending bigs hugs to you all this Valentines Day from By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) Wrap up warm Keep cosy & enjoy joyful colours I say 😉

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Hurrah for February January is now over! Still a bit chilly out there though…

By lisawato / February 1, 2022 /

Hope you have been taking care in any wintry conditions and keeping warm?

If an excuse were needed to treat yourself my British Made Wool blankets are the perfect gift for the other half – pal – pet – or yourself – on the 14th February, or on special calendar days,  even high days and holidays x

My BIG Fair Isle Blankets take traditional Fair Isle patterns and enlarges them for visual effect. These blankets are comfortably weighty and great to cosy up in, just like my quilts. And just like my quilts, my blankets fit a double bed comfortably at 225cm by 145cm.

BIG Fair Isle Design Knitted British Woollen Blanket

There are lots more additional gift ideas at By Lisa Watson so do check in on my website for a look see.

Here’s to your February, whatever the weather (& the rest!) x

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Chilly mornings & cooler nights. Wrap up warm!

By lisawato / January 25, 2022 /

Is your heating on? Mine is, but I am also piling on the layers and using a hot water bottle to keep warm in Baltic weather! I’m notoriously nesh which goes right against my celtic roots, but might explain one of the reasons for my passion for authentic British textiles. If any excuse were needed to wrap up warm in a sumptuous Harris Tweed Quilt with the chilly mornings & cold nights, now is the time you can truly indulge in some delicious cosy cosseting at home.

I have three beautiful & bright Harris Tweed Quilts currently in stock and these are now being offered at the best reduced price of £275. So treat yourself or a loved one while stocks allow.

Enjoy your week, keep warm & onward x

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By Lisa Watson (That’s Me!) is now open for 2022

By lisawato / January 4, 2022 /

New Years Wishes to you & yours and although we just cannot predict the future, here’s hoping for many more cheery and sociable times…there were some for By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) in 2021, as seen here…

A selection of By Lisa Watson 2021 fairs

My on-line shop is always open for special gifts, to treat a loved one or yourself.

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.

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Best Wishes for a healthy holiday and a hugely easier 2022 x

By lisawato / December 20, 2021 /

It’s been another crazy year… All I wish to say is I am truly thankful to have been kept busy stitching again this year and thank you to everyone who has supported By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) throughout 2021 xx

By Lisa Watson is now closed for the festivities (my online shop is always open though!) and I’m looking forward to enjoying spending time (in a socially distanced way) with my family & friends. Happy holidays to you too.

Happy Holidays x

Onward to 2022, I re-open on Tuesday 4th January and my on-line shop will have lots of cosy January offers for you.

Happy Holidays & Best Wishes for 2022 x

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Rufus the cat or Rosa the dog? Decision please?

By lisawato / November 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Rufus the cat or Rosa the dog? Decision please?

Whose the biggest star for modelling my gorgeous British made Harris Tweed and velvet patchwork quilts?

Don’t make me make a decision on this…

Sadly, neither Rufus or Rosa are included with my quilts…BUT my quilts& are an extra special gift for a loved one (or yourself) and without mentioning the C word specifically….the festivities are creeping up on us and before you know it…just saying…x

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Testimonials

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

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