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LoveQuiltsUK - Alfie J's quilt

Alfie J's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Downs syndrome and cerebral palsy.

Theme: Jungle Animals

Date opened: 7th Nov 2020
Date closed: 15th Nov 2020
Deadline: 26th Mar 2021

Photo of Alfie J

Theme details

Jungle Animals - Bright colours please

Child Interests

Alfie loves bright colours as he is visually impaired.
He loves music and singing and signing and dancing. His favourite programmes are Something Special and Sarah and Duck.


Alfie arrived very quickly 6 weeks early weighing 4lbs. We knew he would have Down Syndrome as this was confirmed during pregnancy. He had a feeding tube fitted as soon as he was born to check all his anatomy was connected and fortunately it was. We took him home at 7 weeks old with an NG feeding tube for breast milk and 24 hour oxygen.
We knew he would need heart surgery but unfortunately he was admitted to hospital unwell with an infection and he had a cardiac arrest. He was so poorly he was baptized in intensive care and we prepared to lose him. After many weeks he pulled through and was well enough for his heart surgery which he had successfully at 5 months old. He had a very stormy recovery and after many months in hospital he came home with 24 hour oxygen, a peg tube and overnight ventilation.
Today Alfie is an active 3 year old. He shuffles to get to where he wants to and is learning to stand and walk with splints and walking frames. He loves Mr Tumble and playing with his older brother and sister. He attends pre-school 2 mornings a week with the support of his carer. He is a joy to meet and has a strong will.


1.Elephant cross stitch pattern from Meloca designs call Mandala cross stitch. Stitcher: Ann Horsfall, East Leake, Loughborough, England
In Progress

2.Tigers Face by Axebe on Etsy Stitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK
In Progress

3.'Wild at heart' by Helen Brindley WOXS issue 272 Jungle scene with a zebra, lion, monkey, giraffe and parrotStitcher: Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland
In Progress

4.Cross stitch crazy (sorry don’t know issue number) Lion mandala in orange and red Stitcher: Nicola Hargreaves, Barnsley , UK
In Progress

5.Lucie Heaton Jungle animal samplerStitcher: Jodie, Gloucestershire , UK
In Progress

6.Climbing Goats Designs RhinocerousStitcher: Eileen, Newcastle, UK
In Progress

7.Climbing Goat Designs OrangutanStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK

8.Parrot cross stitch pattern by MonnieCreations on Etsy Blue and yellow parrotStitcher: Karen Burton, Peterborough, UK
In Progress

9.Brightly coloured parrot pattern from Stitchingland on Etsy Colourful parrot sitting on a branchStitcher: Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK
In Progress

10.Mandala lionStitcher: Jackie, York, England
In Progress

11.Bothy threads, slightly dotty elephants Selection of slightly dotty elephants (Bothy)Stitcher: Marion, Coventry, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Pat Brown, Warminster, England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Alfie J's quilt
Stitched by: Pat Brown
Submitted: Dec 2020

Cross stitch square for Alfie J's quilt
Stitched by: Nicola
Submitted: Nov 2020

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