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LoveQuilts Australia - Isla J's quilt

Isla J's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:May 2013
Illness: Microcephaly, Cerebral palsy

Theme: Fairies

Date opened: 5th Mar 2019
Date closed: 12th Jul 2019
Deadline: 25th Jul 2019

Photo of Isla J

Child Interests

Isla is the purple fairy!
Fairies of all sorts, purple hearts, purple cats, purple flowers, more fairies etc


Isla was born in May 2013, and from the moment she was born things went wrong. Isla could not eat and failed to thrive. She was admitted to Westmead kids at 5 days old and spent the next 6 months in there as her second home. Isla had her first major surgery at 15 days old as her internal organs were reversed and we noticed other things that were different. We had an MRI which told us her brain was underdeveloped and she might not ever walk, talk eat etc. We were told Isla had microcephaly and this would cause a myriad of other issues as a result. To date Isla has never eaten and is actually on a continuous pump through her bowel as her stomach dosen't work. She has a severe intellectual impairment, has spastic quadriplegia, Cerebral palsy and as she grows more and more problems.


1.The World of Cross Stitching magazine (January 2019) 60-63Stitcher: Susan Mapp, Brisbane, Australia
In Progress
Fairy and butterfly

2.Etsy Stitcher: Lauren, Canberra, Australia
In Progress
Purple watercolour Tinkerbell

3.My own design, making use of some Joan Elliott fairies (WOCS 134) Stitcher: Jessica Eby, Cambridge, ON, Canada
In Progress
Short rhyme about fairies, decorated with fairies holding hearts and sprinkling pixie dust.

4.Durene Jones design - Etsy Stitcher: Loraine, Perth, Australia
In Progress
Fairy among the flowers

5.Cross Stitcher Issue 186 Stitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia
Spring Fairy

6.Etsy ClimbingGoatDesigns Water colour fairy cross stitch pattern. Stitcher: Sue Pink, Goolwa, Australia
In Progress
Watercolour/splattered paint fairy

7.February, April, May and July fairies from ‘A year of flowers’ by Lesley Teare in the Ultimate Cross Stitch Fairies magazine. I will omit the wording of the months.Stitcher: Abigail, Stockport, England, UK
In Progress

8.Fairy by Ann Logan Stitcher: Tamara, VA, USA
In Progress
Purple fairy with wand

9.Supplement to Cross Stitch Crazy Issue 179 Stitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia
In Progress
Joan Elliott Fairy

10.Stitcher: Marie A, Hervey Bay QLD, Australia


12.LabelStitcher: Diana Tanner, Perth, WA, Australia
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Isla J's quilt
Stitched by: E.E. (Beth) Filmer
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Isla J's quilt
Stitched by: Marie A
Submitted: Apr 2019