In 2008, my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. And, my boss got married. No need to come up with two quilt patterns, right? And, there's not much chance that either couple will ever see the other couple's quilt. This is what I came up with. The background is all neutral squares and a border and the two rings were paper pieced and are made up of two inch sections, double wedding ring style, and then appliqued to the quilt top. The rings are linked together like links in a chain. One ring was left open to accomplish that and the join is hidden behind where the other ring crosses over it. The pictures above and below are my parent's quilt. This was the second of the two quilts that I made and I was much braver on the quilting on this one. The background is a morning glory applique pattern that I traced onto the background of the quilt and quilted in. This two pictures below are my boss's quilt. The quilting is much more linear, but, like my parent's quilt, their names are quilted in the top border and their wedding date is quilted in the bottom border. All this quilting was marked with a blue washout pen and you can see some residue in the bottom picture. IThese pictures were taken before I washed the quilt. I spritz the ink out as I go with a spray bottle. When I stop for the night, I spritz where I've already quilted so the ink is gone the next day. That lets me see any mistakes that are going to show while I can still fix them and it reassures me that the ink is actually going to come out before I get the quilt finished. I have a fear that I will mark a quilt and forget and iron it and that heat makes the ink permanent. Actually, I have that fear because I've done it. But, that's another blog post.