What a pleasant surprise to have Quilts by Lisa Watson featured in not one but two blog posts last week…
Thanks to JustCHARMING for including my sunshine yellow velvet quilt in an etsy autumn gift guide; https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NTIzMjgzNnwyNzI0MTg0ODU3/autumn-gift-guide
and thank you to Little Ram Studio for including my hot pink and bright orange tweed quilt in their
Fabulous Folksy Friday Finds! under ‘Q’ is for…
Q is for Quilting – It’s official I just love this quilt! Made up from Harris Tweed and sumptuous deep velvet it’s just the sort of blanket to snuggle under as the evenings get chillier. Also love that Lisa uses her sweet little Westie dog to help model her quilts! Check out these quilts and Rosa the dog back in Lisa’s Folksy shop: https://folksy.com/shops/stitchpics
Thoroughly enjoyed myself last weekend at Chatsworth Country Fair. Inbetween talking quilts, we were throughly entertained by all the fabulous array of dogs passing by. Here are a small selection of the stalls close by and including Quilts by Lisa Watson
Find more at; http://www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk/
I am loving the earthy colours and combination of textures in our new Shackleton quilt. Cannot get enough of how strokable the corduroy is and it’s just right for our gentleman’s quilt.
To recap Simon MIddleton from the Great British Banjo company asked me to create a Shackleton quilt inspired by the great man.
The top of the quilt is Harris Tweed made from 100% wool. This is hardwearing fabric woven in Harris on the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, so the flecks of colour and weaves of the tweed fit in perfectly with the rugged landscape of Antartica where Shackleton and his men survived their epic adventure. The back of the Shackleton includes durable corduroy in just the right gents trousers shade encircled with utilitarian fabrics from Ian Mankin.
The Shackleton is 100% British made with fabrics carefully chosen to reflect the age and times that Shackleton encountered and inspired.
To buy your own individual Shackleton quilt (all the Harris Tweed tops are unique) follow the link http://www.thegreatbritishbanjocompany.com/the-shackleton-gentleman-explorer-quilt-handmade-in-england-2222-p.asp
Much excitement at quilt towers since I have been contacted by Wildside productions, http://www.wildsideproductions.co.uk/ (who create documentaries for the Spanish Ministery of Education) to participate in a programme they are filming on start up businesses. That’s English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5wHwtZQ6hU is a language teaching programme, similar in content to our educational OU programmes and will be aired on Spains TV2 http://www.rtve.es/television/la-2-directo/. Filming is on 18th September and I cannot wait!
My granny who is now 95 loves Spain and in true ex pat Brit style, along with my grandfather spent the winter months of their retirement in a finca near Alicante. So if I’m lost in translation, I shall ask my Granny, (or my kids) to translate for me when the show is aired.
Incidentally, Wildside Productions found me via a guest blog post I wrote for Blue Orchid http://www.blueorchid.co.uk/2014/07/a-quilt-will-warm-your-body-and-comfort-your-soul/ which goes to show blogging is good for you and your business.
OOhhh the excitment, I am collaborating with The Great British Banjo Company (who make a Shackleton banjo) and am stitching some Shackleton Quilts.
You might recall my previous post;
Why make a quilt of course! Following lots of discussion the final fabrics have been chosen and next week we start stitching. Huzzah. Look forward to hard wearing corduroy matched with utilitarian fabrics from totally British Ian Mankin; http://www.ianmankin.co.uk/, coupled with yes it’s my fav; Harris Tweed