As Shantay Robinson explained in The Quilting Tradition, “The earliest known quilt dates back to an Egyptian First Dynasty c. 3400 BC. North Star Patchwork Quilt Collection, $179 at L.L. Esoteric Patchwork Throw Blanket, $59.99 $41.99 at Society6Peep the patchworkPerhaps you just want to dip your toe into the trend. This sunny patchwork rug can be thrown right in the dryer, and would look great on your patio or in your kitchen. UO Patchwork Quilt Tote Bag, $54 at Urban OutfittersSame, but differentYou have the whimsically quilted blankets, bags, and jackets.