patchwork means: The technique of patchwork involves sewing smaller pieces of different shapes, in mixed colours, textures, and patterns together to make larger, more complex geometric designs. This was traditionally used for creating the patchwork quilt. However, it has become a very popular method in interior design and clothing. (in Fashion Dictionary)

What else does patchwork mean?

Needlework is a collection of different colored pieces of fabric sewn together to make a quilt. (in Merlin Dictionary)

A mixture of parts and elements that are not compatible. (in Merlin Dictionary)