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LoveQuiltsUK - Kian L's quilt

Kian L's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:July 2011
Illness: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Theme: Vehicles that Fly

Date opened: 2nd Feb 2019
Date closed: 6th Feb 2019
Deadline: 26th Jun 2019

Photo of Kian L

Theme details

Vehicles that Fly - Balloons of all kinds are a favourite (both hot air and party), also planes, helicopters, parachutes

Child Interests

Kians obsession is Balloons, he also likes planes, helicopters, parachutes, bubbles, anything that flies and floats and defies gravity!
Kians favourite colours are Purple and Orange.


Kian was born a healthy baby in July 2011. He was a lovely calm baby, but he seemed to get poorly very frequently, he was hospitalised at 10months old with pneumonia, which gave us quite a scare. We noticed around the age of 18months that Kian was quite behind in many areas of development, particularly speech. He couldn't say a word, and he couldn't use cups and cutlery, needing to be fed. He also suffered with gastrointestinal issues that couldn't seem to be cured or a cause found. At the age of 2 and a half, we seriously considered the possibility Kian had some kind of learning disability. Unfortunately the services in the area where we lived weren't very helpful and we were continuously fobbed off, until we moved areas as Kian turned 3, and Kian was referred to a brilliant paediatrician who confirmed our suspicions 3 months later, diagnosing him as low to mid functioning Autistic, and approximately 3 years developmental delay.
As parents we were of course upset but at the same time relieved because we'd been fobbed off for so long we started to worry it was something we'd done! From the start it was obvious Kian would benefit from a special education setting, and he was granted a place in a brilliant local special school. He's gone from strength to strength with his speech, no longer classed as non verbal. Learning wise he's still very behind and he struggles with his attention and concentration, and some physical skills, behaviour, awareness etc but hes a lovely happy boy, full of innocence with a cheeky personality.


1.Own design - Hot air balloon in favourite colours. Stitcher: Joanne Heap, Liverpool, UK
In Progress

2.Daily Cross Stitch. Blimp (airship).Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
In Progress

3.WOXS Issue 263 (omitting baby-sampler references) Hot Air Balloon with mouse in basketStitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK
In Progress

4.Purple and orange hot air calling flying over mountain sceneStitcher: Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK
In Progress

5.Cross sticher August 2015 Hot air balloonsStitcher: Kay, Southminster, Essex, UK
In Progress

6.Hot Air Balloning, from Life’s an Adventure, designs by Nanci, 1986. 3 hot air balloons, will choose colours he likes.Stitcher: Marilyn, Birmingham, UK
In Progress

7.Etsy - zindagi designs Aeroplane surrounded by clouds. Wil change colours to purple and orange Stitcher: Katie Lacy, Leamington Spa, UK
In Progress

8.365 cross stitch designs 2016 Bi-planeStitcher: Lisa Toner, Bangkok, Thailand
In Progress

9.Etsy Box being delivered by a parachute, 9x7"Stitcher: Amanda Simmance , Theydon Bois , UK
In Progress

10.CrossStitchOfTheSea Etsy Simple crossstitch aeroplane patternStitcher: Helen C, Leeds, England
In Progress

11.Le Point compté pour bébé A cat on a planeStitcher: Gloria , Sallanches , France
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Sarah, St. Albans, UK
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 2nd Feb 2019)


Card for Kian L
Stitched by: Nicola Bailey

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