crazy quilt

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a patchwork quilt without a design

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Just as the Shaggy Man needs "the charm," which is "a needle and thread," to weave Crazy Quilt the puppet in The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Jackson uses the Storyspace program to compose Patchwork Girl.
But this book isn't so much lacework as a crazy quilt of patched plot lines and literary styles: Episodes of romantic comedy suddenly give way to gothic excess or white-knuckle suspense, only to fade into long stretches of rumination, a weird amalgamation of The Friday Night Knitting Club and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The first section chronologically traces the history of the crazy quilt, including popular crazy quilt themes and the meaning of particular images included in quilts.
Clear, easy-to-follow, step-by-step, illustrated instructions are provided for fifteen crazy quilt projects that include wall art, pillows, a queen-size quilt, fabric valances, and accent throws.
Voluntary reporting of medical errors, although lauded by healthcare risk managers and industry watchdogs as a panacea for keeping medical-malpractice premiums under control, is still being held captive by a crazy quilt of policies and recommendations, according to one healthcare risk management expert.
But if Kelso's book is more about archaeological methods than about firm answers, it nonetheless offers an appealing crazy quilt of informative bits and pieces.
Throw off that warm comforter-and replace it with a crazy quilt of different and imaginative people.
The play is a crazy quilt of put-downs, confrontations, ill-advised hook-ups, all surrounded by a "You Can't Take It With You" scenario that has straight-arrow Lorraine trying to get accepted into a snooty prep school.
Composed of outtakes and revivals from past recordings, Chupacabras is a crazy quilt of ideas forming a surprisingly cohesive whole.
Crazy Quilt by Paula Paul is the entertaining, original and engaging story of Flora Adams, a cancer patient who, in the midst of a recuperation leave, stumbles upon an old man who becomes both an annoyance and an infatuation to her.
This is a crazy quilt of individual destinies that seems to add up only to a great deal of cultural confusion--so much cultural confusion that it might seem safer and easier to some people to pick on something like Black History Month.
The wood floor creaks beneath her feet as she weaves between a dark blue quilt with tiny yellow flowers in a starburst pattern and the crazy quilt, this king-size riot of reds and oranges and yellows, with gold and shiny strips and silk and velvet, like a costume I'd seen once in a school play--the guy was an old poet or something and would just come onstage and say outrageous things and then be gone.
To me the ground was a crazy quilt of deer sign, but to Ray it was a child's jigsaw puzzle.
The new one, Plan B, draws on a crazy quilt of sources: Kaspar Hauser, the famous "wild child" of nineteenth-century Germany; former President Nixon's "secret" tapes during the Watergate days; and films of a ceremonial Japanese dance.
It took an oddball Catholic existentialist and Darwinian evolutionist (Teilhard) and his notion of "noosphere" to turn the fabric of McLuhan's crazy quilt into the concept of a global village, but there are villages and there are villages.