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LoveQuiltsUK - Sophie B's quilt

Sophie B's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, separation and attachment disorder, anxiety

Theme: Dandelion clocks and motivational quotes

Date opened: 2nd Oct 2021
Date closed: 9th Oct 2021
Deadline: 26th Feb 2022

Photo of Sophie B

Theme details

Dandelion clocks and motivational quotes - "Dandelion clocks" as in the ones you blow to make a wish

Motivational quotes such as the following:

Hope, Dream, Wish
Every dream begins with a wish
Do not wish to be anything but what you are
Be your own kind of beautiful
Some see a weed, others see a wish
Wish it, Dream it, Do it
I made a wish and you came true
Be like a dandelion, whenever they fall apart they start again
Sometimes... When things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place
Dream big and be yourself
In a world of roses choose to be a dandelion
Scatter kindness
Who's to say where the wind will take you
You belong among the wildflowers
Like a wildflower, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.
Life is tough my darling but so are you
And the dandelion does not stop growing because it is told it is a weed. The dandelion does not care what others see. It says, "one day, they'll be making wishes upon me."

Child Interests

She likes to talk a lot and sing, but her most favourite thing ever is dandelion wishes. She utterly adores them. She also likes sunflowers as I'm always saying she is my sunshine.
She loves motivational sayings like her brother Charlie. She also likes the brown nut brown hare from the I love You To The Moon And Back stories. She also loves mice and butterflies.

Sophie doesn't have a particular favourite colour. She's always telling me that she loves all the colours of the rainbow.


Sophie has ADHD, sensory issues, attachment disorder and separation anxiety which is likely triggered from siblings requiring a huge amount of support and hospital visits. She finds it extremely difficult to settle, attend school or self soothe at night. She constantly requires a significant amount of time, physical contact (hugs) and supervision to feel reassured and secure. Her fear and anxiety contribute a lot to her demanding behaviour as she seeks attention all the time. This combined with her hyperactivity related to her ADHD can make it very challenging to manage.

She also has a squint and severe astigmatism which cause her to stumble and fall a lot because of blurry and distorted vision. This too makes her feel nervous and anxious and contributes to her dislike of being separated from her parents.

Sophie also has childhood parasomnia where she sleep talks and frequently arouses from sleep either confused and silently still (bolt upright) or in tears from night terrors but is unable to communicate her need. This then contributes to her difficulties to emotionally regulate herself the following day.

She is such a fun loving girl who is otherwise beaming with energy, joy, smiles and hugs. She unfortunately has just had to endure a difficult journey with her siblings and make huge sacrifices. I'm hoping having a blanket of her own to cuddle and love will be calming for her as well as something to lovingly cherish.


1.The Best of Margaret Sherry Collection Book Margaret Sherry Mouse blowing Dandelion ClockStitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
In Progress

2.Lili of the valley Time Flies Fairy with dandelion clock Stitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK
In Progress

3.Hope, Dream, Wish motivational quote. Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
In Progress

4.Etsy Remember you are braver than you believe EtcStitcher: Carol West , Thetford, Norfolk, UK
In Progress

5.Dandelion clock with quote of “some see a weed, others see a wish “Stitcher: Marie, Yeovil, UK
In Progress

6.Pattern from Fuzzy Fox designs on Etsy Dandelion pattern will add the quote "Be like a dandelion.."Stitcher: Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK
In Progress

7.Etsy - Tianahandmade with added motivational quote from the choices mum suggested b Picture of dandelion blowing hearts as seeds with motivational quote “ be your own kind of beautiful”Stitcher: Ruth Horn, Co Durham, UK
In Progress

8."The Dandelion" from a merry-mouse book of favourite poems. Mouse in a dress holding onto a dandelion clock, which is blowing in the wind. Charted with a rhyme -- but will only stitch pictureStitcher: Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada
In Progress

9.Stitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England

10.Free pattern from buzy bobbin (Gemma Harris?) Dandelion clock in one corner and the seeds turning into butterflies as they go up the pattern. Will add the quote ‘Scatter kindness’.Stitcher: Diana, Sussex, UK
In Progress The dandelion Stitcher: Sharon, Doncaster, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Sophie B's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Oct 2021

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