patchwork quilt


: a quilt made of patchwork

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 Katie Lockhart Roughly half the size of Indiana, Bhutan is defined by landscapes of emerald green fir trees, patchwork quilts of farmland, and endless switchback roads. Katie Lockhart, Robb Report, 12 Dec. 2023 These walls are the binding threads of a nearly unbroken patchwork quilt of what had once been fields, pastures, woodlots and meadows. Robert Thorson, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 Jones was among those who taped the placards to the walls of the San Francisco Federal Building, which ended up looking like a patchwork quilt. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Nov. 2023 Inside, the home is decorated to resemble a traditional Icelandic house with tiny faux-fur rugs, a napping bench, patchwork quilts, wooden furnishings, and matching tile floor and countertops. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 24 Oct. 2023 The National Microschooling Center launched in August 2022 to support this patchwork quilt of tiny learning communities dotting the American landscape. Jackie Valley, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Aug. 2023 Brian Kinnes — who compiled more than 100 videos of Ocean shared on social media by festivalgoers to create one patchwork quilt of a concert film — is speaking out after event promoter AEG threatened legal action against him. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2023 As sure as the leaves have already begun drifting into shades of gold, pumpkin has fully settled over the South like a patchwork quilt (with no regard to the temperature). Abigail Wilt, Southern Living, 6 Sep. 2023 Sitting side by side on white folding chairs behind the stately Greek Revival-style mansion, more than 100 descendants of all of the families listened to songs, read the names of their ancestors and heard about plans for a patchwork quilt that would include each of their handprints. Joe Heim, Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of patchwork quilt was in 1840

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“Patchwork quilt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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