Personalised bespoke 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 unique quilt just for you or for a loved one. Just get in touch with Lisa to discuss your quilt ideas further.
If you are interested in Lisa stitching you a personalised unique quilt, do click Bespoke-quilt-info for further details.
Scroll down to see the variety of one of a kind bespoke commissions from memory quilts, baby quilts, Harris Tweed quilts, wedding quilts, celebration quilts and lots more already stitched.
PLEASE NOTE: I am now working on all my quilt commissions for the festivities, any new quilt commissions will now be stitched in time for the new year.
New year challenge; a bespoke quilt inspired by a cartoon; Cartoon Courage the Cowardly Dog / The Quilt Club. I have appliqued the design onto the quilt and stitched quilting lines along the large patchwork pieces.
A winning combination; William Morris The Strawberry Thief with Harris Tweed, a one of a kind bespoke patchwork quilt commission stitched in time for the festivities.
The saying goes; If life throws you scraps stitch them into a quilt. I have been using up my fabric scraps to stitch a patchwork baby quilt for a friend’s son and his girlfriend. This is the first of my friends to become a Granny!
Emma asked me to stitch a quilt for a friend using some cherished curtains made by their mother and a vibrant film poster as inspiration. Following several e-mails to finalise the quilt design, I got to work. The resulting quilt is vibrant and cheery and channels the autumnal colours currently on display.
Gabrielle wished a baby quilt stitching for her good friend’s new baby. What made this baby quilt so special were the hand embroidered panels stitched by friends & family. On receiving her quilt Gabrielle e-mailed; The quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! I really love it! And thank you for the matching bag, that’s such a lovely touch!I can’t wait to give it to my friend!
Pat asked me to stitch a wedding quilt for her daughter & future son in law. The fabrics in this quilt were chosen for significance to the bride&groom. The colour scheme for the quilt tones in with the interiors at to the couple’s home. The distinctive triangular patchwork design was chosen as the mother of the bride was given a similar patchwork quilt for her wedding. This is a truly unique personalised wedding quilt commission. Pat kindly wrote; From my wide and varied theme request and colour challenge, Lisa has patiently sourced, planned, advised and sewn the most wonderfully individual gift, which surpasses all my hopes and expectations!
This bespoke Harris Tweed quilt has been commissioned by Asheleigh for her husband’s birthday to fit in with the interior of their traditional flint cottage by the Norfolk coast. Asheleigh e-mailed; The quilt has arrived safely and has exceeded my expectations. You have responded to the brief perfectly and produced a beautiful, sumptuous “comfort blanket” that’s also resilient, subtle and
stylish. Job done! I’m sure it will be greatly appreciated and loved (by man and cat) over many years to come.
A super king size Harris Tweed bespoke commission has been posted to the USA. Arne said; I did receive the bespoke quilt and it is beautiful. It is just what I wanted and I appreciate your hard work and willingness to revise to meet my needs. I would recommend you to anyone looking for a bespoke quilt. Thank you for making this process easy and for delivering what you promised.
Yvette got in touch to ask me to stitch a quilt for her daughter’s 18th. Included in the quilt are her daughter’s clothes (plus dad’s stripy shirt&mum’s spotty trousers) and lots of stripy fabrics as her daughter loves stripes. Yvette said; The quilt is gorgeous. Thank you so much Lisa. You’ve woven wonders from a bundle of old school shirts, toddler dresses and baby-grows. It’s been a brilliant way to capture memories of our daughter’s childhood – and give her something beautiful to keep for ever. Thank you so much for pulling out the stops to get it done in time for her 18th
Kate wished a quilt to celebrate her mum’s 70th birthday using memorable fabrics supplied by family&friends. Kate chose the distinct triangular patchwork design and advised on the fabric distribution&selection; Dear Lisa, I just wanted to write and say a proper thank you for all you did to make my Mum’s 70th birthday quilt so wonderful. The end result is so much more beautiful than I had ever hoped and so amazing, especially considering how a lot of the fabrics I supplied were far from ideal. I also very much appreciate how kind and flexible and helpful you were throughout the process. Collecting fabrics from all of my mum’s friends and family was quite stressful one way or another so it was really great, life saving in fact, to then have you taking over and working on making such a special piece. I can not wait to give my mum the quilt. I will be taking lots of photographs and sending them to everyone that contributed as everyone is really excited to see it and to see my mum’s reaction. For me, this quilt is a present my mum can have with her reminding her of everyone that loves her, keeping her warm and making her smile until the end of her life. It couldn’t be more special to me and I’m so, so grateful for how lovely it is. Thank you Lisa.
Here is what Helene said; I was determined to find a use for my wedding dress; I couldn’t bear the thought of it living in a cupboard for the rest of my life. Thanks to you it will live on as a reminder of our special day. You truly offer a unique service, and I hope more brides are inspired to do the same. I am delighted with my wedding dress quilt and cushions, thank you so much! The materials you chose really complement the fabric and show off the embroidered beaded flowers. The cushions are beautiful, especially the one showing off the buttons, which was one of my favourite part of the dress. It was a great idea to have them made into cushions. Thank you!!
Laura asked me to make a special 21st memento quilt for her son Joe; Thanks again for the amazing quilt. You have been able to transform my simple idea into a wonderful momento which I know will be in our family for generations to come. Thank you, thank you, thank you
Annelie wished a quilt for her mum to cuddle up in that wrapped her up with images of her family.
Following on from stitching successful patchwork panels (see previous post) for Lip Services’s new production; Mr Darcy Loses the Plot, the skills of the Avenue Crafters, the Crumpsall Craft Crewe, plus our Barbara, a talented solo ninja stitcher from Oldham, were called upon to create applique panels for the set backdrop. The deadline was tight but don’t these panels look truly amazing. Well done and thank you again to all the stitchers involved.
I started my quilts& business via a career in arts&education. I enjoy working with people to create artworks. If you are interested in working with me on a collaborative project, visit lisawatsontextiles to find out more.
Alex wished me to stitch her a colourful quilt with all her sweatshirts and T-shirts to remind her of her fun student days at Durham University; When I approached Lisa about making a quilt out of all my old university clothes I had no idea what to expect. Throughout the process from initial consultation, through to design and final production, Lisa was exceptional. She made a real effort to really understand what I wanted to achieve with my quilt and managed to pull together all of my treasured memories in such a stylish way. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lisa for a bespoke quilt commission – you can be sure your memories are in safe hands.
Susan Harrison contacted me to stitch two Dresden patchwork quilt cushions for her mother using some of her late father’s ties. Following discussions on colour and design I stitched two traditional with a contemporary twist cushions. Susan tweeted; Thank you @lisawatso for fabulous cushions incorporating my Dad’s ties. Mum is delighted! Chrissie Harrison then sweetly e-mailed; The cushions made from my husband’s ties arrived recently and I am delighted by them. They remind me of many happy occasions when he wore the ties. Thank you so much.
Betsy got in touch to stitch a MCR City football shirt quilt for her teenager son; Max. The family came for a quilt consultation and we decided together on a design and what fabrics would work best for Max’s quilt. I really enjoyed this unique stitching challenge.
Here’s what Betsy said about Max’s quilt; Lisa was amazing to work with. She has made years of football shirts into a real masterpiece. We could not have envisioned anything better! Max loves it. Thank you so much again
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!
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 & wine glasses) and passions (West Ham United and cats!).
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.
Here is what Debbie said; Thanks again for the beautiful Quilt, pride of place on mum’s bed. The death of your life partner is devastating, but for Mum, downsizing from the house she had shared with Dad, to a flat for one, was a painful and difficult process. When she gave me a bag of Dad’s old ties that the felt she could not keep, I realised what a strong reflection of his life they were. In the bag were ties from school, university, professional and personal aspects of his life. There were ties that I could clearly remember him wearing to important family events. When I discussed them with Lisa she used her wonderful artistic flair and intricate practical skills to create a true work of art. The quilt is both a psychological and physical comfort and is undoubtedly now a wonderful keepsake and remembrance of my dear departed Dad. Thank you Lisa. Angela added; Thank you for the wonderful quilt incorporating Noel’s ties. It gives me joy on a daily basis.
Elaine brought all her daughter’s baby and childhood clothes, as well as some of her maternity dresses to stitch into a comforting memory quilt for Charlotte who has just started studying medicine at Oxford University (WOW!). Elaine really wished as many fabrics as possible to be stitched into Charlotte’s memory quilt and I think we have succeeded, don’t you?
Elaine wrote; Charlotte’s face was a picture when she saw her quilt for the first time on Christmas Day. She absolutely loved it and thought the mixes of colours and patterns were brilliant. Everyone who has seen it thinks it is beautiful and a really thoughtful idea. Charlotte’s quilt now has pride of place on her bed at Oxford University! Thank you so much for making Charlotte’s quilt for us. We are delighted with it and it has brought back some lovely memories.
Rebecca got in touch asking me to make her a cot quilt I wanted to gift my best friend a special present to celebrate the arrival of her daughter and thought about using my bridesmaids dress as material for a quilt. I had no idea where to start with this process or if it was even possible. I found lisa on google and she has been so helpful throughout. I live oversees and so it was difficult for us to chat about what i wanted but she accommodated this with a lot of patience. As I didn’t really know what I was wanting she offered great suggestions and I trusted her opinion throughout. She has created a beautiful quilt which I’m sure will be treasured. Thanks Lisa! Congratulations to both Rebecca & her BBF on the their new babies x
Lisa’s latest commission was to take Karen Halicki’s wedding dress and stitch it into a Wedding Dress quilt; “I am absolutely delighted with my beautiful quilt made by Lisa. I was at a loss as to what I should do with my wedding dress and wanted to preserve it in some way. After deciding it should have a new life as a quilt, I contacted Lisa who kindly and patiently explained the process, helping me to decide how it should look. She then spent a lot of time and effort making, what I thought was a rather crazy idea, into a reality. I am really grateful to Lisa for putting up with me but most of all for transforming my poor, neglected dress into a thing of beauty again!!”
If you are interested in Lisa stitching you a personalised unique quilt, click Bespoke-quilt-info-5 (2) for further details