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LoveQuiltsUK - Calum M's quilt

Calum M's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:February 2006
Illness: Complex congenital heart disease - Truncus arteriosus

Theme: Space / Star Wars / Lego

Date opened: 1st Apr 2017
Date closed: 1st Apr 2017
Deadline: 31st Jul 2017

Photo of Calum M

Child Interests

Blue is definitely Calum's favourite colour.
Space / lego star wars would be a fab theme.


We were unaware of Calum's diagnosis antenatally and as he was our second child we were very excited and looking forward to his arrival. I had a water birth which was very special and had 6 hours of thinking all was ok. At his 6 hour baby check the doctor said he could hear a heart murmur which was not unusual so Calum would be checked the next day. The following day the murmur was still there and an ultrasound of his heart later that day resulted in the neonatal consultant saying 'we are failing to find some major components of his heart'. At this point our world fell apart and our journey with congenital heart disease began.

Calum had his first open heart surgery at 13 days old and spent 3 weeks in intensive care and 6 weeks at Bristol Children's Hospital. It was so tough to see our tiny baby go through so much. Calum has had further OHS at the ages of 4 and 6 and then spent much 2013 in and out of hospital with a wound infection. This required numerous surgical interventions and IV antibiotics for a long periond of time through a hickman line. Calum is now facing his 4th OHS in May/June of 2017 and we have been told this will be his biggest to date. This is a hugely scary prospect for Calum at the age of 11 and for the rest of the family.


1.Ickle stitches Lego Darth VaderStitcher: Cath, Nottingham, UK
In Progress

2.Princess Leia in her white dress with a pistol. Stitcher: Bekki Young, Sola, Norway
In Progress

3.Love Quilts UK Facebook page Star Wars logoStitcher: Grace Bowles, Southampton , UK
In Progress

4.Master YodaStitcher: Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia
In Progress

5.Part of the Millennium sampler kit from the Craft Collection Ltd 1998 Space shuttle 1981 lunar module 1969 sun and spheres combinedStitcher: Shirley, Ipswich, UK
In Progress

6.Rocket pattern by Gemma from LQ files Stitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK
In Progress Rocket in blue background. Sun and moonStitcher: Ginny D, Canterbury, UK
In Progress

8.Rocket with stars chart from Daily Cross stitch Stitcher: Elizabeth Cousins, London, UK
In Progress

9.BB 8 from Star WarsStitcher: Seren Senior, Derby, UK
In Progress

10.A selection of lego menStitcher: Sarah, Enfield, London, UK
In Progress

11.X wing fighter Star Wars Stitcher: Jenny, Rushden, UK
In Progress

12.To The Moon by Climbing Goat Designs To the Moon (rocket leaving earth heading to the moon)Stitcher: Nicola Morris, Bristol, UK
In Progress

13.Label Stitcher: Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Calum M's quilt
Stitched by: Ann Woods
Submitted: Apr 2017


Fabric for Calum M
Fabric for Calum M

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