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Seeds of Friendship Bolster Cover Finished

Seeds of Friendship Bolster Cover Finished

It wasn’t done in time for our oldest daughter’s visit but finally the Seeds of Friendship bolster cover is finished and on the bed in the guest bedroom.

Seeds of Friendship Bolster cover finished

The Ambleside mini charm pack that I used to frame the embroidery looks as lovely as I had hoped it would.

As I mentioned back in this post… my entry was drawn in June’s Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew link party and I was allowed to choose any mini charm pack that I wanted from Fat Quarter Shop.

The pattern for the embroidery was purchased at one of my favorite quilt shops way back in June of 2012.

Pattern for Seeds of Friendship embroidery

It’s by Sherri K. Falls of This and That Pattern Company.  Sherri’s new book called Winter Wonderland is on my wish list.

For the round ends of the bolster cover, I cross hatch quilted a piece of pretty yellow with white polka fabric from my stash and then cut the circles to fit.

Cross hatch quilting on the end of the bolster cover

I inserted a concealed zipper so that the cover can be removed when it needs to be laundered.

Concealed zipper on bolster cover

Zipper is concealed beneath the flap

The bolster sits ready to welcome overnight guests:

Seeds of Friendship Bolster Cover ready to greet company

I can now check this off my 2015 Finish Along Q3 Goals list.



  • Debbie
    August 7, 2015 11:47 am

    Love the quilting you did! so nice to have thought about putting it on the pillow ends…lovely job!! And I love the handwork too- I have a few table runners that I have finished the handwork, but need to get quilting!- I’m inspired!

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    August 7, 2015 12:23 pm

    What a great use of that charm pack Sue, love the embroidery!

  • Christine B.
    August 7, 2015 12:14 pm

    Hello Sue! Your finished bolster is fabulous! Love the fabrics and the quilting! 🙂 x

  • Raewyn
    August 7, 2015 2:25 pm

    Your bolster is gorgeous – a welcoming touch to the guest room. I really like the finishing touches, and pattern adaptations that you did such as the cross hatching at the ends and the concealed zipper.

  • Rachel
    August 7, 2015 2:05 pm

    It will cheer and welcome every guest you receive!

  • Susan
    August 7, 2015 3:14 pm

    Hurray! Good for you for finishing, and it is definitely so lovely. Thanks for showing that concealed zipper, too. That’s a great idea. It looks wonderful on your bed.

  • Judy
    August 7, 2015 4:01 pm

    Your bolster really is very pretty. Your embroidery is so beautifully done and the quilting you chose on the ends was the perfect touch! Congrats on a fabulous finish 🙂

  • Mary Anne
    August 7, 2015 6:10 pm

    Your bolster looks so pretty! I love the colours (not ones I would normally use myself, but I admire them from afar….funny how we seem to get stuck on certain colours).

  • Lorna McMahon
    August 7, 2015 9:35 pm

    This is really just the sweetest! Love the embroidery. And those charms make the perfect frame!

  • Snowcatcher
    August 8, 2015 6:06 am

    That turned out really beautiful! Love the quilt you used as background, too.

  • GeminiJen NZ
    August 8, 2015 10:02 pm

    Very pretty Sue – you have made a wonderful job of the whole project!

  • Judy
    August 9, 2015 8:08 am

    Very pretty!! I have been to your favorite quilt shop on a Shop Hop and I loved it! I want to go back again but it’s a 2 hour or more drive from where I live in Columbus Indiana so can’t go often.
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  • Katherine
    August 9, 2015 11:59 pm

    Beautifully done, Sue! I love the fabrics you chose to frame the sweet embroidery and those dots for the end panels of the bolster make this just perfect. It is the loveliest way to welcome your overnight guests!

  • Margaret Creek
    August 10, 2015 3:06 am

    It’s beautiful, love the embroidery

  • Wendy
    October 3, 2015 11:59 pm

    What a lovely finish. It looks very welcoming for guests. Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.

  • Renee
    January 3, 2017 11:02 am

    Absolutely beautiful!

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