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Alexander W's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:September 2014
Illness: Cystic Fibrosis

Theme: World Landmarks

Date opened: 26th Mar 2017
Date closed: 26th Mar 2017
Deadline: 31st Jul 2017

Photo of Alexander W

Child Interests

Alex's favourite colour is blue and he loves playing with his big sister. He enjoys swimming and trampolining and playing in the garden. He loves playing with his train set and cars, and has just got into bionicles and Lego!


Alex wasn't breathing when he was born so needed medical assistance from birth! We had to spend a few days in hospital but once we got discharged, we thought our rocky start was over. At 4 weeks old, Alex's heel prick test results showed he had cystic fibrosis, a condition I had heard of but knew little about. It was a total shock. But even at a month old, Alex was such a bonny boy so instead of focusing on her this heartbreaking news, I focused on being blessed with a bundle of joy.

Alex is now 2 and has had a 2 week stay in hospital for IV antibiotics and takes daily medication and physiotherapy. He has proved to be a real trooper so inspires me to keep calm and carry on too! Nebulisers, inhalers, special dietary requirements and monthly appointments with consultants; physiotherapists; and dieticians, he takes in his stride.

A cosy quilt will be perfect for days at home when he is poorly and for inevitable hospital admissions as the familiarity will no doubt prove comforting as unfortunately, admissions are for at least two weeks at a time.


1.London, Big Ben, St. Paul's, tower bridge with red bus in forground. Cross stitcher mag July 2012.Stitcher: Julie, Portgordon, Scotland
In Progress

2.Travel the world in cross stitch Chinese landmarksStitcher: Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK
In Progress

3.Dutch and German bears with flag borders. Patriotic bears from world of cross stitching. Stitcher: Anne, Sandefjord, Norway

4.Pinterest St. Basil's Cathedral, MoscowStitcher: Marie, Yeovil, UK
In Progress

5.World of Cross Stitch 266 Windmill in tulip fields Stitcher: Lisa Toner, Morecambe, UK
In Progress

6.Stitch shots by Kind Stitchworks Statue of Liberty with words that are on the base - give me your tired, etc. Stitcher: Jeanne, Texas, USA
In Progress

7.Old copy of New Stitches Tower bridgeStitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England

8.Various designs from WOCS, Crazy and Travel the world in Cross Stitch Selection of Italian landmarks - tower of Pisa, colosseum, Juliet's balcony, scenes from Venice, Tuscany etc with Italian patriotic bear in the middle. Stitcher: Katie, Leicester, UK
In Progress

9.Cross stitched magazine issue 307 Cross stitched magazine issue 307 City living designs Page 79 designs of London Big Ben, New York tower, shanghai buildingStitcher: Elaine Matthews , Perth, Australia
In Progress
city living Mini Parthenon, AthensStitcher: Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
In Progress

11.WOCS Issue 120 Sydney Opera HouseStitcher: EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Alexander W's quilt
Stitched by: Anne
Submitted: Apr 2017

Cross stitch square for Alexander W's quilt
Stitched by: Heather
Submitted: Apr 2017


Fabric for Alexander W
Fabric for Alexander W


Card for Alexander W
Stitched by: Debbie Elkington

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