One off quilt commissions are always welcome. If you wish to make a quilt from cherished old clothes, or from your own special stash of fabric , Lisa will work with you to design a quilt to the size&style that fits you&your home. Lisa can also stitch a quilt (-floor cushion-tent-laptop cover-you decide) as a special gift to celebrate a significant event, or can make a personalised quilt just for you or for a loved one. Just get in touch with Lisa to discuss your quilt ideas further.
Lia and Anthony were married last month. Their chief bridesmaid and the couples best friend Ally wished me to create a truly personalised wedding gift, so armed with a list of references and a colour swatch I stitched them a wedding quilt linking to their histories (lots of Dutch inspired printed images), interests (running & airplanes) and passions (West Ham United and cats!).
As part of The Shackleton 100 commemorations, I was asked to stitch another special Shackleton ‘Gentleman Explorer’ quilt. These quilts are made in collaboration with The Shackleton Clothing Company. The top of the quilt features sumptuous but rugged panels of genuine Harris Tweed, the world-renowned and amazingly hardwearing fabric, woven in Harris on the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. The flecks of colour and weaves of the tweed fit in perfectly with the rugged landscape of Elephant Island and the skies and waters of the Southern Ocean, where Shackleton and his men survived their epic adventure.
The back of the quilt includes durable corduroy in just the right gents’ trouser shade, encircled with handsome utilitarian fabrics from Ian Mankin.
The Shackleton is a perfect quilt for the gentleman explorer’s study, bedroom, living room or tent! Ideal for an autumn evening of outdoor banjo playing too!
Debbie wished to use all of her father’s amazing collection of ties to create a comforting quilt for her mother, who has just moved into a new flat closeby to Debbie after selling her martial home. Every single tie has been stitched into this quilt to create an eyecatching design. The quilt has been backed and binded in shirting fabric to link in with this tie quilt.
For a truly unique gift this 14th Feb, invest in a quilt& on Valentines Day for the special person in your life
Lisa makes Quilts, Cushions & More! from distinctly British fabrics that are stitched to last, in Manchester. Lisa’s love of fabric, colours and textures mean her quilts& are a delight to behold and look great on a bed to cosy up in in winter or equally drapped on a sofa as a eye catching colour pop in the warmer summer months.
Lisa only stitches her unique Quilts (Cushions & More!) in limited numbers so they are truly unique. Lisa’s quilts are an investment and if purchased all your stories will ultimately become woven into the fabric of your quilt& to become cherished heirlooms to pass on.
AND if you wish a bit more background on why 14th February is THE romantic day here is A brief history of Valentine’s Day cards from the BBC History magazine
Joyeux Noel & Here’s to 2016!
And, If you wish to take a moment amongst all the festive hiatous, I recommend reading this excellent article by Merchant&Makers on Quilts & Quilts by Lisa Watson x
I hope your 2016 has started well?
Like many people today is my first official day back at work and probably like you I have 101 things to do on my ToDo list. In amongst all the necessary admin, I have great pleasure in congratulating Luise Roberts for winning my festive giveway of one of my Tumbling Block blankets. My 100% Made in Britain knitted blankets are ideal to cosy up in and add cheer throughout the sometimes challenging wintry months post Christmas.
I’m in the midst of finalising my new 2016 quilt designs and booking up forthcoming events&fairs, which is a great way to start my year. More of which to follow shortly.
It’s beginning to feel alot like Christmas… I have a great Christmas Giveaway…Sign up to my Mailing List and you could receive one of my NEW Tumbling Blocks Blankets (if you are already on my Mailing List you automatically are part of this festive giveaway)
THAT’S NOT ALL…throughout the Christmas Season, I am reducing my NEW blankets to £155 (their RRP is £235) on my on-line shop.
I also have 10% off my cute Dashund Draft Excluders with Make It British.
AND DON’T FORGET I have free P&P on everything in my on-line Shop until 15th January!
Joyeux Noel and Here’s to 2016!
P.S Here are the last Christmas posting dates courtesy of The Royal Mail http://www.postoffice.co.uk/christmas/last-posting-dates