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LoveQuiltsUK - Tilly C's quilt

Tilly C's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Cerebral Palsy

Theme: Unicorns

Date opened: 4th Mar 2023
Date closed: 5th Mar 2023
Deadline: 26th Jun 2023

Photo of Tilly C

Child Interests

Tilly loves pastel colours! Bright, baby pink, and white. Her favourite comforters are light pink and pastel lilac, they are jellycat bunnies called Lottie and Lucy.
Tilly loves paw patrol, playing with her dollies, colouring in, playing with play dough and puddling in her sink.
Tilly also loves the outdoors, she enjoys going outside to feed the animals on our family small holding, in particular she loves feeding Rosie our horse carrots.


In 2020, our beautiful little Tilly joined the world. Born 9 weeks premature, we knew we had a bumpy road ahead of us, however we never realised what lay ahead of us and just how much our lives would be turned upside down.

At 2 weeks old Tilly was diagnosed with Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL), a type of brain injury affecting the white matter around the ventricles, typically occurring as a result of a lack of blood or oxygen to the brain. The doctors gave no words of reassurance and instead told us to take Tilly home and enjoy her.

Tilly had a rocky ride through NICU and later head scans revealed the PVL had worsened and we were dealing with a severe brain injury. When Tilly was discharged from the NICU, we were told that a diagnosis of severe Cerebral Palsy was nearing certainty.

In 2021 Tilly was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. She also has airway disorders and gastrointestinal issues. She is a frequent flyer to hospital, and the strongest little girl we know

In spite of the challenges, Tilly is defying the odds. She eats orally, has a vocabulary of around 70 words, and the most infectious smile. At 29 months, she has the physical ability of a 6–9 month old. She depends on therapies and equipment provided by both the NHS and private professionals across the UK to help her progress physically and manage her symptoms to ensure she has the best chance to live a life with no limits


1.LQ files Unicorn SALStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK

2.AnimalsCrossStitch.Etsy. Flower unicorn Stitcher: Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK

3.Pink unicorn from stitching coStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England
In Progress

4.Michaela Learner Patchwork carousel unicornStitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK
In Progress

5.Unicorn heart from Etsy by climbing goat designsStitcher: Pru, Les Adjots, France
In Progress

6.Watercolour unicorn by climbing goat designs. Unicorn silhouetteStitcher: Sarah, St. Albans, UK
In Progress

7.Stitching Land from Etsy. Flower Unicorn.Stitcher: Nicky, Mytchett, UK
In Progress

8.An older pattern from Dinha Punto Cruz. Unicorn face with hearts around it. Colours changed to pink mane (vs rainbow) and purple hearts (vs pink).Stitcher: Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada
In Progress

9.Unicorn head with rainbow mane Stitcher: Nicola, Elland, UK
In Progress

10.Etsy Stiching She’d Design Dream big unicorn Pink Unicorn, rainbow, flowers, butterfly and “ dream big”Stitcher: Gabriele Pearson, Cromarty, UK
In Progress

11.LQ pastel unicorn Stitcher: Hattie Allen, Bristol, England
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Pat Brown, Warminster, England
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Tilly C's quilt
Stitched by: Nicola
Submitted: Mar 2023

Cross stitch square for Tilly C's quilt
Stitched by: Miss Debbie Elkington
Submitted: Mar 2023

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