patchwork quilt

noun

Definition of patchwork quilt

1 : a quilt made of patchwork

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Examples of patchwork quilt in a Sentence

the essay isn't so much a cogent argument as a patchwork quilt of the writer's random musings
Recent Examples on the Web The Tibetan flag is a patchwork quilt of color and spirit. Wired, "In Flying Flags, Emoji Become Political," 25 Oct. 2019 There are pelmets with forms mimicking window casings of 16th-century terem palaces, and a wing chair upholstered with a patchwork quilt acquired on a weekend trip to one of Russia’s oldest towns, Suzdal. Ian Phillips, ELLE Decor, "This Russian Bathhouse is Overflowing with Eye-Popping Fabrics," 6 Oct. 2019 From 10,000 feet, Salinas resembles an uncut diamond in the middle of a patchwork quilt of lettuce fields. Nick Rahaim, SFChronicle.com, "Salinas is more than Steinbeck. An insider’s guide to visiting the city," 5 Sep. 2019 Folded across a living-room banister is a patchwork quilt sewn by her sister-in-law Nancy showing a line of trees and a Bigfoot. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "Do you have a werewolf problem? Upright alligator? Cryptozoologist Linda Godfrey probably believes you," 24 July 2019 Hansen received a patchwork quilt made from patriotic-themed fabric for his service in the Navy from 1955 to 1957. Denise Coffey, courant.com, "Navy Vet Andrew Hansen Recognized With Quilt," 22 July 2019 Put a white fitted sheet with a flowered top sheet and striped pillowcases, then layer on a patchwork quilt. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Madcap Couple: 10 Ways to pile on pizzazz at home," 19 July 2019 Pair a white fitted sheet with a flowered top sheet and striped pillowcases, then layer on a patchwork quilt. Marni Jameson, The Mercury News, "10 Madcap ways to add pizzazz to your home," 17 July 2019 The divide is so stark airline passengers can see it—a patchwork quilt of green farms on one side, a vast expanse of brown and gold on the other. Shannon Hall, Scientific American, "A Nation Divided: Arid/Humid Climate Boundary in U.S. Creeps Eastward," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of patchwork quilt

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Nov 2019

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“Patchwork quilt.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patchwork%20quilt. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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