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LoveQuiltsUK - Dilly's quilt

Dilly's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:January 2017
Illness: Undiagnosed.

Theme: Rainbows

Date opened: 19th Jan 2019
Date closed: 20th Jan 2019
Deadline: 26th May 2019

Photo of Dilly

Theme details

Rainbows - Note: not real name. Person stitching label please contact Gaynor for real name

Child Interests

Dilly loves bright colours, especially yellow. Rainbows are a big theme in his life, and most days he is wearing a rainbow somewhere, whether it’s on his jumper or on his socks.

Dilly gets very excited when he sees big lorries or cars go past us when we are out and about, and he loves to smile and wave at everyone we pass.

At home, Dilly likes to play with his bedroom door (it squeaks!), or with his bubble tube and fibre optic lights, which cycle through rainbow colours for him when he hits or kicks the switches. Dilly also loves Peppa Pig.

As well as rainbows, Dilly has some hot air balloons hanging from his ceiling, and he loves to be lifted up so he can flap the baskets and make them rock.


Dilly was born with very severe talipes. Over the next few weeks it became apparent that this was the least of his issues, as he developed problems with feeding and swallowing, and with his airway.

He has had surgeries on his airway, his feet, and to fit and replace a permanent feeding tube, after over a year with a nasogastric tube he was expert at pulling out himself. He is likely to need further surgeries in the future.

Now aged two, Dilly is a very fast crawler, but uses a rollator in order to walk. He is developmentally delayed, with no speech and extremely limited understanding. He is very keen to eat orally but unfortunately chokes and vomits on most foods. Dilly is a poor sleeper, and is often extremely distressed at night, with frequent nightmares.


1.Lovequilts rainbow pattern Hilary Beale, Abingdon, UK
In Progress

2.I am a child of God with rainbow an old pattern from America I am a child of God words with a rainbowStitcher: Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England
In Progress

3.Own design - Hot air balloon in rainbow coloursStitcher: Joanne Heap, Liverpool, UK
In Progress

4.Climbing goats designs Rainbow with a cloud Stitcher: Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland
In Progress

5.Rainbow cone - DMC free pattern Rainbow ice-cream come - I will use brighter rainbow colours than the original patternStitcher: Karen Burton, Peterborough, UK
In Progress

6.Rainbow single from LQ patterns. Rainbow out of cloudsStitcher: Barbara, Midhurst , UK
In Progress

7.Etsy Multiple rainbows Stitcher: Gillian Muir, Edinburgh, UK
In Progress

8.Etsy climbing goat designs Rainbow bubbles Stitcher: Katie Lacy, Leamington Spa, UK
In Progress

9.Https:// All the cross stitch Rainbow blocksStitcher: Martha, UK
In Progress

10.Climbing goat Designs rainbow dragonfly Rainbow dragonflyStitcher: Vikki, Basingstoke, UK
In Progress

11.Cute fox sitting on a rainbowStitcher: Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 19th Jan 2019)

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