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LoveQuiltsUK - Isla A's quilt

Isla A's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) with many associated complex health and care needs

Theme: Ballet

Date opened: 22nd Feb 2023
Date closed: 5th Mar 2023
Deadline: 26th Jun 2023

Photo of Isla A

Child Interests

Isla loves her ballet class and practising her ballet moves, and wearing her pink tutu. She also likes butterflies and flowers, visiting the park and looking at trees. She loves lots of different bright colours, and likes to point at colourful dots and stripes.


Isla was born at 34 weeks and was our miracle baby after 15 long years of failed IVF and miscarriages. Due to breathing difficulties Isla was in Neonatal unit when she was born, Isla was then treated with antibiotic, tube-fed, double phototherapy for 4 days due to severe jaundice. We were in hospital for 10 days and Isla was diagnosed with Trisomy 21 and a heart defect, feeding difficulties and hearing issues. From the moment Isla was born she made our world complete and you finally understand what love really means.

Isla also has Autism, sensory processing difficulties, sight issues and hearing loss, pre-verbal, delayed developmentally, mobility issues, spoon fed due to feeding issues and sensory aversions to types of food and needs help with drinking. Isla attends a specialist Nursery.

Isla has continual multiple and changeable on-going obsessions/repetitions which include a variety of behaviours, and requires constant supervision as has a very limited understanding of risks and does not understand danger and any warnings. Isla is seated in a specialist harnessed Therapy Chair for her safety and postural care and receives full support for all personal care needs. Isla requires constant interaction, repetition, supervision, and one-to-one support throughout the day and night to ensure is stimulated and safe.

Since birth, Isla has always had never ending hospital appointments, but she never complains, just smiles and continues to amaze and inspire us every day. Isla is a very lively, determined, strong-willed and sociable little girl who is extremely happy and always has a huge smile on her face and a big wave for everyone she sees. Isla brightens up everyone’s day who meets her and makes the world a better place!


1.Sugar Plum Fairy, World of Cross Stitch issue 234 - Ballerina in a purple tutuStitcher: Kay, Doncaster, UK
In Progress

2.From Cross Stitch Cute Baby Models by Lesley Teare Three ballet dancers in pink tutus with words Little StarStitcher: Marilyn Foyle, Biggleswade, UK
In Progress

3.Etsy Soda stitch ballerina Stitcher: Gemma Larkin, London, UK
In Progress

4.Bothy Threads Row of sugar. Plum mice Sugar plum mice in tutusStitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England
In Progress

5.Soda Stitch Tulip ballerina (from Flower Dance design)Stitcher: Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia
In Progress

6.The Little Stitchery Ballet shoes Stitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK
In Progress

7.DMC : Pink Ballerina K4030 Ballerina in pink tutu surrounded by a frame of pink rosesStitcher: Jill Smith, Taunton, England

8.Pink ballerina with flowers from thestitchpatterns on EtsyStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England

9."Ballerina bears" Cross Stitcher magazine September 2002 Two teddy bears at the ballet barre.Stitcher: Sue Torode, Long Buckby, UK
In Progress

10.AK Cross stitch from Amazon 2 Ballerinas in pink tutus facing each otherStitcher: Marie, Yeovil, UK
In Progress

11.Little Stitchery pattern - Warming Up with some extras Stitcher: Sharon, Doncaster, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK

Squares received

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

Cross stitch square for Isla A's quilt
Stitched by: Jill Smith
Submitted: Mar 2023

Cross stitch square for Isla A's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Mar 2023


Card for Isla A
Stitched by: Heather Jepson

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