Fields of corn and soybean lay in the valleys like patchwork quilts.
Faust is a patchwork of many colours.
In this patchwork the joins are everywhere still clearly to be recognized.
Mitenka's wife and sisters-in-law thrust their heads and frightened faces out of the door of a room where a bright samovar was boiling and where the steward's high bedstead stood with its patchwork quilt.
The constitution of 1851 was however chiefly a patchwork of compromises.