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LoveQuiltsUK - Freddie's quilt

Freddie's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Theme: Mr Men

Date opened: 11th Oct 2023
Date closed: 13th Oct 2023
Deadline: 24th Feb 2024

Photo of Freddie

Theme details

Mr Men - Please include Mr Strong, Mr Tickle, Mr Bump, Mr Tall and Mr Skinny if possible. A few Little Miss are OK too

Child Interests

Freddie loves playing with his toys in hospital. He enjoys the Mr Men books, in particular Mr Strong and this has become his name on the ward among the nurses. He loves playing with chalk and writing words on his chalk board.

Although it changes daily, his favourite colour is blue and he likes to list all the different shades!


Freddie was born a very happy and healthy baby. He passed all of his initial health checks and there were no concerns. He was developing well but we started to notice his breathing was off and he was making ‘grunting’ noises when he did so. We were back and forth to the doctors with no answers other than “it’s a virus” or “I don’t know what it is but he looks ok.” Eventually we were given an appointment at our local hospital where Freddie had an echo and an ECG. He was immediately referred to Alder Hey Children’s hospital and it was here we were given Freddie’s diagnosis and told he would need a heart transplant in order to survive.

We got a year at home as a family (with several hospital stays in between) but Freddie was admitted to Alder Hey October 22 and we have been here ever since, listed on the urgent heart transplant list. He has spent almost a year in hospital - Christmas, birthdays and plenty of other things being missed in the process. Throughout his stay, he has battled many things including 2 intubated trips on ICU but is just the happiest little boy you’ll ever meet. Freddie is waiting for that call that will change his life - a call that a family somewhere, although through their own heartache, has made the decision to donate a heart.


1.Selection of Mr Men from Adele Welsby’s Cross Stitch Characters book - Mr Strong, Mr Happy, Mr Tickle and Mr FunnyStitcher: Joanna Ebert, East Grinstead, England
In Progress

2.Mr Messy - pattern by Ilana for LQUK Stitcher: Alison, Ormskirk, UK
In Progress

3."MR MEN & LITTLE MISS COLLECTION" A licensed cushion cover design of 9 Mr Men/Little Miss characters. Stitcher: Sharon, Kenilworth, UK
In Progress

4.Adele Welsbys Cross Stitch Characters Mr.Grumpy,Mr.Greedy,Mr.Muddle and Mr. BumpStitcher: Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK

5.Cross stitcher magazine Sept 2001 Me Funny in 2 different poses Stitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK

6.LQ files Mr TallStitcher: Julie, Anglesey, Wales
In Progress

7.MrStrong by Iliana for LQStitcher: Pru, Les Adjots, France
In Progress

8.LQ Ilana Lvn Mr TickleStitcher: Gabriele Pearson, Cromarty, UK
In Progress

9.Mr skinny own designStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England

10.Mr Brave. Will chart him myselfStitcher: Elaine Martin, Birkenhead, Wirral, UK
In Progress

11.Mr Bump LQ filesStitcher: Julie Robbins, Bromsgrove , UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Freddie's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Oct 2023

Cross stitch square for Freddie's quilt
Stitched by: Rosemary Binnie
Submitted: Nov 2023

Cross stitch square for Freddie's quilt
Stitched by: Ann
Submitted: Nov 2023

Cross stitch square for Freddie's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Nov 2023


Card for Freddie
Stitched by: Claire Brunyee

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