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Riley S's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Autism

Theme: Red Panda/Rabbits/Daschund

Date opened: 17th Apr 2021
Date closed: 21st Apr 2021
Deadline: 26th Aug 2021

Photo of Riley S

Theme details

Red Panda/Rabbits/Daschund - A mix of the 3 would be good. Note the red panda is rather different from the giant panda! Cute or realistic style preferred (rather than geometric, mandala or outline)

Child Interests

Riley is a massive gamer, who adores animals. His favourites being red pandas and rabbits. His favourite colour is green, due to his sensory issues not bright/neon green please.


From birth, Riley didn't meet any of his milestone targets. For so long this was put down to a long stay in High Dependancy Unit when he was 7 weeks old after contracting a virus and suffering low oxygen levels for a period of time.
We spent many years being told to 'wait and see' by our GP and that he would catch up on everything. But then a new class teacher called us in one day and said that she thought there was more to it and supported us in getting Riley assessed for Autism. It took close on 3 years to get Riley's diagnosis and numerous appointments and tests. During this time Riley's mental health suffered badly and he went on to part time schooling as he was unable to cope. He was (still is) quite self conscious of his speech and facial tics which can sometimes hurt him.

Riley also suffers badly with hypermobility, at the moment in his one leg, which results in his mobility being affected and a lot of pain on a daily basis. He also has developed an issue with his neck/back and is going to be starting treatment for that soon.

When Riley becomes too overwhelmed from his sensory issues his coping mechanism is to hide under a blanket. Whereever he is! This helps him regulate and reset - the more blankets he can use the better.


1.Etsy 4 mini Red Pandas, in different positions.Stitcher: Erin, Neath, Wales
In Progress

2.The Little Stichery from Etsy Red PandaStitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
In Progress

3.Wonderland stitch art, Etsy - Dachand outline, will adjust colours to more natural abs. Loser to Riley’s own dogs coloursStitcher: Emma Edwards, Hawkesbury Upton, UK
In Progress

4."Picture your Pet in Cross Stitch" by Claire Crompton 6 different DachshundsStitcher: Pippa, Surrey, UK
In Progress

5.Na Collage of bunnies from Jeanette Crews 45 bunnies - made by myself - will use realistic bunnies and redsStitcher: Jeanne, Pennsylvania, USA
In Progress

6.Dachshund - realistic Stitcher: Jackie, York, England
In Progress

7.The world of cross stitching In denzil's gardenStitcher: Emma Robson, Doncaster, England
In Progress

8.ETSY - Nikkipattern Easter bunny cross stitch pattern from ETSYStitcher: Kerry, Aldershot, UK
In Progress

9.Brown realistic rabbit in a sitting pose. Stitcher: Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK
In Progress

10.From various magazines Various rabbitsStitcher: Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
In Progress

11.Astrapatteen Dachshund on EtsyStitcher: Becks, Leeds, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Kelli, Neath, Wales
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 17th Apr 2021)

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