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When I look back on my career - if that's what it is - it looks a bit like a crazy quilt, and I think it's just really because, when one job has finished, I've never really been in a position where I had three or four options.
Alfred Molina

Meaning of "crazy quilt" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRAZY QUILT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRAZY QUILT

noun
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crazy quilt is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRAZY QUILT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Crazy quilting

The term "crazy quilting" is often used to refer to the textile art of crazy patchwork and is sometimes used interchangeably with that term. Crazy quilting does not actually refer to a specific kind of quilting, but a specific kind of patchwork lacking repeating motifs. A crazy quilt rarely has the internal layer of batting that is part of what defines quilting as a textile technique. Rebecca Palmer. Crazy Quilt, 1884. Silk, velvet. Brooklyn Museum The patches and seams are then usually heavily embellished.

Definition of crazy quilt in the English dictionary

The definition of crazy quilt in the dictionary is a patchwork quilt made from assorted pieces of material of irregular shape, size, and colour.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRAZY QUILT

cray
crayfish
crayon
crayoner
crayonist
craythur
craze
crazed
crazier
crazies
craziest
crazily
craziness
crazy
crazy bone
crazy golf
Crazy Horse
crazy house
crazy paving
crazyweed

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRAZY QUILT

bedquilt
brick-built
built
continental quilt
custom-built
guilt
heavily built
home-built
in-built
overbuilt
patch quilt
patchwork quilt
powerfully built
purpose-built
quilt
rebuilt
scratchbuilt
self-built
system built
well-built

Synonyms and antonyms of crazy quilt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «crazy quilt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRAZY QUILT

Find out the translation of crazy quilt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crazy quilt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crazy quilt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

疯狂的被子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acolchado de fantasía
570 millions of speakers

English

crazy quilt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पागल रजाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لحاف مجنون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лоскутное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

colcha de retalhos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাগল রাইজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crazy quilt
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Selimut gila
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Flickendecke
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クレイジーキルト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미친 이불
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gulungan selendang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chăn điên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பைத்தியம் க்வில்ட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेडा रजाई
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Deli yorgan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

crazy quilt
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szalony kołdra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

клаптева
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

quilt nebun
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τρελό πάπλωμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Crazy quilt
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

toktäcken
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

crazy quilt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crazy quilt

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRAZY QUILT»

The term «crazy quilt» is normally little used and occupies the 115.352 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRAZY QUILT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crazy quilt

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QUOTES WITH «CRAZY QUILT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crazy quilt.
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Alfred Molina
When I look back on my career - if that's what it is - it looks a bit like a crazy quilt, and I think it's just really because, when one job has finished, I've never really been in a position where I had three or four options.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRAZY QUILT»

Discover the use of crazy quilt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crazy quilt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Crazy Quilt Handbook
A guide to creating your own heirloom crazy quilts.
Judith Baker Montano, 2001
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101 Crazy Quilt Blocks
A wonderful book of inspiration for all the many quilters who love to make a crazy quilt. Learn to do 20 stitches that can be used to embellish the seams.
Linda Causee, 2001
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Crazy Quilt Stitches
We've also included spider and web motifs, common Victorian symbols of good luck. Crazy Quilt Stitches (Leisure Arts #56002)
Leisure Arts, 2001
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The Big Book of Crazy Quilt Stitches
You'll use this handy reference book again and again to dress up wall hangings, pillows, sachets, clothing, and other nostalgic creations. The Big Book Of Crazy Quilt Stitches (Leisure Arts #1872)
Patricia Eaton, 1999
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Crazy Shortcut Quilts: Quilt as You Go and Finish in Half ...
This book provides sewers with time estimates for each step of a crazy quilt patter; demonstrates how to break projects down into manageable pieces and suggests alternate uses for leftover fabrics; and teaches sewers how to make savvy ...
Marguerita Mcmanus, Sarah Raffuse, 2007
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Judith Baker Montano's Embroidery & Crazy Quilt Stitch Tool: ...
Compact guide to 180+ stitches and stitch combinations for hand embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, and crazy quilting.
Judith Baker Montano, 2008
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The Crazy Quilt of Life
The Crazy Quilt of Life goes back in time to chronicle life on the prairie as Lida Beaty-Jackson shares her vivid memories and experiences in her diary.
Lida Beaty-Jackson, 2012
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Crazy Quilt: The Best Short Stories of Ardath Mayhar
"Ardath Mayhar is a neglected writer, and that is criminal.
Ardath Mayhar, 2009
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Crazy Quilt Décor: 50+ Projects for Any Room in Your Home
Featuring an excellent selection of projects for the home, including small quilts, window treatments, chair and table covers, pillows, baskets, picture frames, and lampshades, this book is well worth the investment.
J. Marsha Michler, 2011
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Crazy Quilt
Crazy Quilt, set in desolate west Texas, is peopled with a palette of interesting characters including James Willie, the sheriff who wants to rekindle his old love affair with Flora; Jill, a young punk-rocker who thinks she has all the ...
Paula G. Paul, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRAZY QUILT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crazy quilt is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lancaster County artists shine with varied works in Art of the State
A pale, pointillist snake, lined and flecked with orange and other hues, wriggles through a crazy quilt of yellow, green and blue patterns and ... «LancasterOnline, Jul 15»
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David Whiting: Los Alamitos is a small city with a big vision
Identity and boundaries, which include a crazy quilt of triangles and cutouts, is part of Los Alamitos' struggle. But sometimes the confusion ... «OCRegister, Jul 15»
3
Hadoop keeps marching on, somehow
Nothing seems to stop the Hadoop train. Despite seemingly "anemic interest," complex setup, and a crazy quilt of different projects that ... «InfoWorld, Jul 15»
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This Day, July 8, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
The need for such a request was symptomatic of the crazy quilt of regulations designed to limit the business opportunities for Jews. «Cleveland Jewish News, Jul 15»
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Fair exhibit to feature wedding-dress quilt
In order to create the comforter, Rhoades at last decided she would have to abandon her usual squares and craft a “crazy quilt” from pieces cut ... «Maryville Daily Forum, Jul 15»
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Kansas City-Area Police Pursuits Can Be Deadly And Confusing
The multitudes of jurisdictions come together on a map like a crazy quilt. "Ninety-Fifth and Mission is an example," explains Chief John Meier of ... «KCUR, Jul 15»
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Cheyenne's Mark Junge chronicles another bicycling adventure
When in doubt the bicyclist just glides right into the grey-slate gravel next to the crazy quilt shoulder. A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, «Wyoming Tribune, Jul 15»
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Court provides chance for redistricting reform -- Stanley Goldfarb
In contrast, with a Republican sweep of both houses in 2010, the Legislature carefully designed the crazy quilt districts to ensure the dominant ... «Madison.com, Jul 15»
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State breach notification laws: the quilt is getting crazier
But on some topics we end up with a “crazy quilt” … and PII breach notification is trending crazy. Since 2002, when California enacted the ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
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KC area police pursuits create danger for many amid a crazy quilt of …
And area cities missed an opportunity to fully address what may be the deadliest form of bistate border-hopping — a crazy quilt of conflicting, ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»

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