I’ve renamed this quilt — the pattern is named Pioneer Braid. But to me it has become my Prayer Braid. Each piece of fabric reminds me of someone — the green leafy one in the picture is a scrap from the quilt I made for my beautiful niece, Bess, who crossed over Jordan a year ago tomorrow. I like that it’s adjacent to a red paisley scrap from the quilt I made my son (the first quilt I ever made all by myself from start to finish) and a blue paisley scrap from the quilt I made for the darling David Scott Lewis, born two months after Bess’s departure. I plan to quilt this in Scriptures and prayers. Our father…; May the Lord bless you and keep you…; Fear not!; There you saw how the Lord your God carried you…; Because of God’s great love, we are not consumed — for His compassions never fail.