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Teddy N's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Chromosome duplication on 9q34

Theme: Bugs and insects

Date opened: 26th Mar 2022
Date closed: 3rd Apr 2022
Deadline: 26th Jul 2022

Photo of Teddy N

Theme details

Bugs and insects - NO MORE BEETLES PLEASE!

Bugs, insects, and the odd rainbow in the background (there doesn't have to be a rainbow on every square, just a few is fine)

Some of his favourite things on the label please

Child Interests

Bugs, animals (cats mainly!), all things rainbow coloured and patterned, ice cream, baking, trains, diggers, buses, escalators(!!), pineapples, books, the alphabet, where’s Wally, Elmer the elephant, all Julia Donaldson books, burgers, apples, strawberries, yoga, space, dancing, marbles, drawing, colouring, painting, running, having his nails painted,


Within days of Teddy being born we were told he was going to need surgery on his heart. He spent the first 2 weeks of his life in an incubator, surrounded by wires and tubes, being prodded, and most certainly not having all the cuddles he would have had if he wasn’t in there!

When Teddy came home we thought that would be the end of that little ‘blip’, however it quickly became apparent that Teddy wasn’t developing at the expected rate, though he has always had a cheeky and bright personality. He was unable to move himself, made very little noise other than when he cried, and found feeding to be very distressing. Just before his first Christmas we were told that the reasons for Teddy’s delays were because he had a rare chromosome duplication (9q34). We were devastated and terrified about what this meant for his future.

The outlook we were given originally was not particularly bright. Teddy has certainly continued to progress in his own time. However over the years Teddy has taken great pleasure in proving this prediction to be wrong! He communicated using makaton for the first 3-4 years of his life, said his first word not long before he was 4 and took his first independent step aged 4, all things we were told may not be possible. Although Teddy does face challenges with his mobility due to his cerebral palsy, he has been able to start school in a mainstream setting with additional support. He is incredibly bright, loves reading and wowing us all with his maths and is generally doing very well at school.

Teddy is a very kind, brave and incredibly determined little boy, he has faced challenges and pain that many people don’t have to face in their lives. As his parents we are so very proud of him, and so thankful to him for teaching us so much.


1.White Raven Patterns on Etsy. Japanese BeetleStitcher: Nicky, Mytchett, UK
In Progress

2.KHANNAandILAN-Etsy Green BeetleStitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England

3.Syphogastra Javinika Saunders jewel beetle by EmbroDIY on Etsy Rainbow coloured jewel beetle Stitcher: Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK
In Progress

4.Ladybird pattern from passionbrodie blogStitcher: Gemma Boreham, Suffolk, UK

5.Etsy. WhiteRaven pattern, beetle 5 Beetle 5 cross stitch pattern. Realistic natural, modern cross stitch of a blue beetleStitcher: Gabriele Pearson, Cromarty, UK
In Progress

6.Cross Stitcher Designer Stitches 2013 Scarab BeetleStitcher: Marie, Yeovil, UK
In Progress

7.Pattern Tutorial Ukraine on Etsy Red Legged Tarantula from Pattern Tutorial, Ukraine on Etsy.Stitcher: Elaine Martin, Birkenhead, Wirral, UK
In Progress

8.Cross stitch creatures from nature Dragonfly Stitcher: Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK
In Progress

9.Fly On The Wall by LunaRiverCrafts on EtsyStitcher: Alison Forsyth, Aberdeen , UK
In Progress

10.Bee Stitcher: Ali

11.CaterpillarStitcher: Ellie, London, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Pat Brown, Warminster, England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Teddy N's quilt
Stitched by: Pat Brown
Submitted: May 2022

Cross stitch square for Teddy N's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: May 2022

Cross stitch square for Teddy N's quilt
Stitched by: Gemma Boreham
Submitted: May 2022

Cross stitch square for Teddy N's quilt
Stitched by: Ali
Submitted: May 2022


Card for Teddy N
Stitched by: Ruth Horn

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