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LoveQuiltsUK - Ryder M's quilt

Ryder M's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Global Development Delay

Theme: Gruffalo/Disney Animals

Date opened: 31st Jul 2021
Date closed: 1st Aug 2021
Deadline: 26th Nov 2021

Photo of Ryder M

Theme details

Gruffalo/Disney Animals - The Gruffalo on the label or one of the squares if possible, I know there aren't many legal patterns available

Child Interests

Ryder loves The Gruffalo and the fox from The Gruffalo, he watches it 3 or 4 times a day. We are also big Disney fans in our house and can often be found humming or singing along to a Disney playlist.

Ryder has never picked a favourite colour, but he has a lot of greens and blues in his room which would work nicely.


Ryder was born 13 days overdue with no health issues. At his 6 month check-up I mentioned to health visitors that he still was not holding his head up. He was diagnosed with global development delay on his 1st birthday.

Ryder is now 3 and a half years old, and has just started to sit up independently for a few minutes at a time. Ryder cannot crawl, stand or walk and is non-verbal, although he is very good at getting his point across.

Ryder has had many tests to try to give us a clearer diagnosis, but they have all come back normal.

Ryder is currently waiting for results from genetics to come back. We have been part of the SWAN UK family as, although he has GDD as his diagnosis, it doesn't tell us why. SWAN is syndrome without a name and it's for the children and adults who have rare or unknown conditions.


1.Lq files djali from hunchback of notre dameStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England

2.Disney Cross Stitch 41 Donald Duck diving into waterStitcher: Seren Senior, Derby, UK

3.Cross stitcher magazine April 2013 The Gruffalo -size reduced to fitStitcher: C McDonald, Altrincham, UK
In Progress

4.From LQ files Goofy from LQ filesStitcher: Lorna Simpson, Southampton, UK
In Progress

5.Pup & Teddy Bear, Symbol of Excellence Publishers Pup from 101 Dalmatians carrying Teddy bearStitcher: Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA
In Progress

6.Mickey mouse with candyfloss from LQUK filesStitcher: Sylvia, Clacton, England

7.Own design from The Ugly Duckling story, including a swanStitcher: Pat Brown, Warminster, England
In Progress

8.Dumbo from LQ files Stitcher: Carol West , Thetford, Norfolk, UK
In Progress

9.Young Simba from LQ filesStitcher: Julie Robbins, Bromsgrove , UK
In Progress

10.Free Cross Stitch Crazy chart book Zazu from The Lion KingStitcher: Lauren Tandy, Havant, UK
In Progress

11.LQ files Hank from Finding Dory, LQ filesStitcher: Alysa, Warwick, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Ryder M's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Aug 2021

Cross stitch square for Ryder M's quilt
Stitched by: Seren Senior
Submitted: Aug 2021

Cross stitch square for Ryder M's quilt
Stitched by: Sylvia
Submitted: Sep 2021

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