Lisa Watson Blog

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

By lisawato / January 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 new BIG Fair Isle design blanket

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

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

Find your new blanket here

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

By lisawato / January 10, 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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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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Ho!Ho!Ho! Last Festive posting date at By Lisa Watson is Monday 20th December!

By lisawato / December 13, 2021 /

With Christmas just around the corner, buy unique gifts unavailable anywhere on the high street. My on-line shop is always open and the final Festive posting date (for GB) is Monday 20th December…

Click to browse By Lisa Watson (That’s Me!) collection of 100% British made blankets, handmade patchwork quilts, Harris Tweed cushions & more for your home. This festive season is a great opportunity to support makers by buying unique gifts for your loved ones – or pamper yourself with thoughtful festive treats to add a colour pop to counteract any dreary day, as well as keep you warm and cosy during wintry weather…x

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Festive Gift Ideas at By Lisa Watson…

By lisawato / December 6, 2021 /

My on-line shop is always open for special gifts, to treat a loved one or yourself…the winter season has now begun…with the festivities just around the corner…

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 or personalised Harris Tweed patchwork cushion queries, just contact me.

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GLOW Scottish Design Fair is on this weekend, the 4th & 5th Dec at The Dovecot Studios…

By lisawato / November 29, 2021 /

I’m thoroughly looking forward to be exhibiting, along-with 25 other makers from all creative disciplines, this weekend, the 4th & 5th December at The Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh. Find me & my authentically British collection of cushions, blankets & more for your home on the balcony at the top of the building…

Glow festive Fair

This is a perfect opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping sorted, plus buy something truly special and unique for your loved ones…or yourself…
Looking forward to catching up with you at GLOW x

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Here’s What’s Happening…Forthcoming Events at By Lisa Watson (that’s me!)

By lisawato / November 18, 2021 /

It was a gloriously crisp, plus busy autumnal day at Alty Mkt last weekend, just how I like it at this time of year. I hope the sun was and is shining for you too?

I’m looking forward to being back again at Altrincham Market on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th November.

Then, my final festive fair this year is Glow at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December.


Find By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) at these fairs with cushions galore, Harris Tweed patchwork heaven, Quilts to keep you cosy and sumptuous blankets, all made in GB (Dare I mention the C-word yet?)

Of course my on-line shop is always open and if you have any bespoke quilt or Harris Tweed patchwork cushion queries, just contact me.

See you soon 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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Chilly mornings & cooler nights. Wrap up warm!

By lisawato / October 11, 2021 /

Is your heating on now? Mine is! 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 now the chilly mornings & cold nights are here, 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 price of £290. So treat yourself or a loved one while stocks allow.

Enjoy your week, keep warm & onward x

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We are officially in autumn now that September is here…Right?

By lisawato / September 1, 2021 /

Personally I love autumn

the leaves turning, the brisk mornings and warm sunny days at this time of year. Of course, this is an ideal version of the marvellously problematic British weather which like many Mancunians I can be ever so slightly obsessive about (the weather&Manchester!) However, quilts and blankets come into their own in autumn and as well as brightening up a room with a colour pop of colour on the back of the sofa, or as a eye catching runner at the end of a bed, now you can start using them too!

Quilts, cushions & more for your home!

With cosy autumnal days cuddling up in a quilt or blanket in mind, it’s exciting to be at GNCCF again at the atmospheric Victoria Baths in Manchester from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th October. AND I’m really looking forward to being back again at Altrincham Market on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October. I hope to see you at an makers fair soon x

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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.

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!!!

I am so pleased with my beautiful quilt. The colours are lovely and they tone in really well with our bedroom colours.

Lisa is very proud of her quilts and justifiably so. I have never seen any like them, photos do not do them justice.


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