Happy Childhood Quilt – Aileen Bullard

The Happy Childhood Quilt pattern, which was designed by Aileen Bullard, appeared in the Kansas City Star in 1932.  It is an appliqued quilt, and many of the elements in the blocks are designed for the use of bias tape.  I have another old pattern that calls for bias tape, and I think it’s a clever technique, although I have never tried it.

There are certainly similarities between this quilt, and the Brother-Sister quilts I posted yesterday.  They both use several of the same toys (although the designs are somewhat different), and the trees are repeated the most, just like in the Brother quilt.  On this quilt, I like the addition of the child’s name on the top of the quilt.

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