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LoveQuiltsUK - Elsie B's quilt

Elsie B's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Turner's Syndrome.

Theme: Disney Princesses, Butterflies and Superheroes

Date opened: 1st Feb 2020
Date closed: 8th Feb 2020
Deadline: 26th Jun 2020

Photo of Elsie B

Theme details

Disney Princesses, Butterflies and Superheroes - Anna and Elsa are favourites, also Batman and the Hulk

Child Interests

Disney princesses especially Anna and Elsa.
Loves animals and butterflies.
Also a bit of a tomboy so loves superheroes and cars.
Favourite colours and pink and purple.


We were due to have our 12 week scan, so excited as you are to see the little one growing inside of you but also worried that something may be wrong. A high nuchal fold led to further testing, Edward's maybe Patau. Thankfully it was neither but she has Turner's Syndrome. I had personally never heard of it, it was a shock to the system. Due to Turner's Elsie has a hole in the chambers of her heart, meaning de-oxygenated blood mixes with her oxygenated blood. This makes her poorly more often than her peers and she will be facing surgery this year to close the hole and stop the left side of her heart becoming enlarged, which as an adult can lead to heart failure.

Turner's Syndrome also has its own challenges, we are on daily growth hormones and she's had 4 different surgeries for gonad removal meaning she won't be able to have her own children. Learning difficulties are a part of the package but she continues to smile through it all and be a brave ball of energy and happiness.

Hypermobility means she struggles to walk and her joints get tired, she still needs help with a pushchair for longer journeys.

I'm hoping a blanket will help comfort her in hospital as she has more surgeries, will show her people care no matter her physical differences and in general will make her feel safe and loved. Thank you.


1.Pattern by Luna River on Etsy Butterflies in pink and purple on a branchStitcher: Ruth Horn, Co Durham, UK

2.Elsa and Anna sisters forever from LQUK files.Stitcher: Sylvia, Clacton, England

3.Creative House pattern Butterfly heart pattern. Butterflies are in pinks and purples. Stitcher: Elenore , Aberdeen, UK
In Progress

4.Wonder woman head shot Stitcher: Nicola, Elland, UK
In Progress

5.World of cross stitching iss. 255 Butterflies Stitcher: Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England
In Progress

6.CrossStitchWorldUA ButterflyStitcher: Nancy Lowe, Tamworth, UK
In Progress

7.Leisure Arts DC Comics Super Heroes Cross Stitch Classics Batman standing, surrounded by batsStitcher: Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA
In Progress

8.Own design Spiderwoman (Gwen Stacy)Stitcher: Stephanie Rose, Bo'ness, Scotland
In Progress

9.Lq thor close upStitcher: Kelly Harding , Culcheth, England
In Progress

10.Pink and purple butterfly Stitcher: Sarah, Sale, UK
In Progress

11.Disney Princess Cross Stitch Ariel (chart cropped to fit)Stitcher: Jill Smith, Taunton, England
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Elsie B's quilt
Stitched by: Ruth Horn
Submitted: Feb 2020

Cross stitch square for Elsie B's quilt
Stitched by: Sylvia
Submitted: Feb 2020


Card for Elsie B
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam

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