I love the look of my Hanky quilts. I love the feel of their softness. I'm drawn to their floral patterns. When I put them altogether in a quilt, they look so perfectly beautiful to me. I've made five so far. Some with new vintage style hankies, some with actual vintage hankies and some with a mix of both. You can see the ones I've done here and here.
I found some gorgeous hankies at an antique shop in Ventura a few weekends ago and I picked out a few. I didn't have enough to make a full quilt so I tried my second rag quilted hanky pillow. The first one I wasn't happy with because the fluff wasn't full enough but I loved the colors and the patterns.
This time I made the pillow top the same way I made the hanky quilt with different size hankies - I cut 12" squares of white flannel and sewed the hankies on top. Then I layered two more 12" squares of white flannel and I sewed them together with a 1" seam for a nice full fluff. I loved how the fluff looked but this time the floral patterns looked off and I didn't notice how off until it was all done.
Well, I hope someone without the symmetry obsession will like this latest pillow.