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LoveQuiltsUK - Bernard B's quilt

Bernard B's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Wilms Tumour (Nephroblastoma)

Theme: British wildlife

Date opened: 1st Sep 2021
Date closed: 1st Sep 2021
Deadline: 29th Dec 2021

Photo of Bernard B

Theme details

British wildlife - He loves foxes, squirrels, swans, ducks, gulls, bees, frogs, badgers, otters, owls etc

Child Interests

He doesn't have a favourite colour as such but happy for maybe nature colours, greens, oranges etc.

He basically loves animals and Julia Donaldson books.


Bernard was born July 2019 and was perfect. He had no serious health issues and continued to have nothing except for a “pot belly” that we became more and more concerned by. Unfortunately, by this point it was during the pandemic and harder to see a doctor.

After being referred for an ultrasound we were given the devastating news that our 18 month old baby had cancer. The last few months have consisted of many general anaesthetics, sedations, scans, minor surgery and multiple chemotherapy sessions.

We have struggled massively with not only the cancer and surgery, but the fact COVID protocols mean only one parent is allowed to be present at all times.

In March our brave boy had huge surgery to remove the tumour and his left kidney. The histopathology of the mass showed he needed another 6 months of weekly chemotherapy.

Through the whole ordeal the person taking it in his stride is Bernard. He’s been amazing, brave and full of smiles. We are truly in awe of how awesome he is!


1.Etsy-my lovely cross stitch Fox with be clever and flowerStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England
In Progress

2.Sleeping Fox by Nature Cross Stitch on Etsy - Sleeping Fox surrounded by leaves and berriesStitcher: Kay, Doncaster, UK
In Progress

3.Lesley Teare Cute Animals - circle with fox, badger, deer, hedgehog and mouse.Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
In Progress

4.SweetStitchArt.etsy BeeStitcher: Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
In Progress

5.Climbing Goat Designs Red squirrelStitcher: Eileen, Newcastle, UK
In Progress

6.Frog on a lilypadStitcher: Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia
In Progress

7.Woodland babies by Stoney Creek. Frog.Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
In Progress

8.Lesley Teare Cute Animals Book Lesley Teare Circle BirdsStitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
In Progress

9.Quick&Easy XS mag Kingfisher on a branchStitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK
In Progress

10.Afternoon Nap by Bothy Thread (3 fox cubs asleep)Stitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK
In Progress

11.Watercolour hedgehog Stitcher: Mollie O’Hare, Rainhill, England
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 1st Sep 2021)

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