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LoveQuiltsUK - Ella M's quilt

Ella M's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: NKH

Theme: Flowers and Butterflies

Date opened: 10th Jul 2019
Date closed: 19th Jul 2019
Deadline: 26th Nov 2019

Photo of Ella M

Theme details

Flowers and Butterflies - Daisies and Pink Roses are favourites

Child Interests

Ella loves Strictly Come Dancing, music, sensory stories, the cinema, shopping, her dog (black cockapoo called Daisy), her family and friends, school, her brother Louis.
Her favourites colours are navy blue, yellow, pink, purple, silver, sparkles.


Ella is a beautiful girl and much wanted first child of myself Claire and husband David.
Ella was born one week early in 2003 at Winchester Hospital and nothing was picked up until we were due to be discharged.

Ella had not cried at all since birth and was quite floppy. She was transferred to SCBU, where she stayed for 4 weeks.

We brought her home knowing that she was brain damaged and possibly blind, but we didn’t know how or why.
We were then given the devastating diagnosis in September 2003 that Ella had a very rare genetic disorder called NKH and that she wouldn’t live to 5 years and certainly not into double figures.

I am now proud to say, that Ella has exceeded all expectations and has just seen her 16th birthday.

She is severely disabled and is due spinal surgery in August this year.
She is a very brave, very strong girl and we are immensely proud of her.
She does spend a lot of time on her bed, where she’s most comfortable, so a quilt personal to her will be much loved and much appreciated.
Thank you for reading. X


1.World of cross stitching magazine (sorry I don't know the date) Bouquet of flowers with a butterfly with blackstitch forewingsStitcher: Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK
In Progress

2.Etsy. by Animals cross stitch Heart with floral pattern in pinkStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK

3.Geometric Rose in pastel shadesStitcher: Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia
In Progress

4.Sally Wilson, Caterpillar Cross Stitch, “Fly Away”, 9 colourful butterfliesStitcher: Merete, Allerød, Denmark

5.Pink and purple butterfly Stitcher: Nicola, Elland, UK
In Progress

6.DMC The Zinnia Fairy Pink zinnia flowers with fairyStitcher: Kate, Leics, UK

7.Cross characters design Open winged butterfly in purple, green and pinks. Will add smaller butterflies around it.Stitcher: Roberta H, King's Lynn, England
In Progress

8.The World of Cross Stitching issue 279 Country Cottage Garden with butterflies by Lesley TeareStitcher: Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
In Progress

9.Cross stitcher issue 236 Selection of butterflies Stitcher: Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England

10.Inspiration in Cross stitch by Dorothea Hall Spray of flowers Design for a sleep pillowStitcher: Shirley, Ipswich, UK
In Progress

11.Flower and butterfly motifs, my own creation.Stitcher: Emma Robson, Doncaster, England
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Ella M's quilt
Stitched by: Heather
Submitted: Jul 2019

Cross stitch square for Ella M's quilt
Stitched by: Nicola
Submitted: Jul 2019

Cross stitch square for Ella M's quilt
Stitched by: Merete
Submitted: Aug 2019

Cross stitch square for Ella M's quilt
Stitched by: Kate
Submitted: Jul 2019

Cross stitch square for Ella M's quilt
Stitched by: Ann Woods
Submitted: Aug 2019

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