What does the word patchwork mean?

Usage examples for patchwork

  1. Rising from the bed, he fell on his knees and pressed his quivering face to the patchwork quilt. – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  2. The variety and excellence of these patchwork pictures are surprising. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  3. Marilla had sent a big box of preserves, and darkly hinted at a hamper for Thanksgiving, and Mrs. Lynde gave Anne a patchwork quilt and loaned her five more. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery