- a patchwork quilt made of irregular patches combined with little or no regard to pattern.
- something that is irregular in pattern or shape, and suggestive of a crazy quilt; patchwork.
Origin of crazy quilt
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for crazy quilt
Fields fled beneath them, looking like a crazy-quilt in pastel.Breaking Point
James E. Gunn
I would if I saw you sacrificing your life for a woman with a crazy-quilt past.The Prairie Child
There's the crazy-quilt I've begun for the Bazaar; you might get on with that.
Sometimes it is called a 'crazy-quilt,' because the patches and colors are so mixed up.The Patchwork Girl of Oz
L. Frank Baum
The German crazy-quilt, of many hues and colors, and how this blanket was patched and mended through the years.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
- a patchwork quilt made from assorted pieces of material of irregular shape, size, and colour
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