Kameleon Quilt no 1 "Night and Day"
120x120 cm (48''x48'')
This quilt was made in 1998 and is the first quilt in the Kameleon Quilt
The 60 three-dimensional triangles can be buttoned in
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possible combinations, out of which 512 will form symmetrical patterns.
Below you can see a few of the possible variations.
To see how the quilt can gradually change how it looks, see the animated version
Here all the triangles are buttoned away from the orange blocks and almost cover
the green blocks. We can only see the pink sides of the triangles.
This gives the quilt the sunny "Day"-look
Here all the triangles are buttoned away from the green blocks and almost cover
the orange blocks. We can only see the purple sides of the triangles.
This gives the quilt the darker "Night"-look
In this picture the triangles are buttoned so that they form a medallion-style pattern.
We can see triangles with both pink and purple sides.
This picture shows the triangles buttoned either upwards or to the left, forming
a diagonal pattern. We can see both pink and purple sides of the triangles.
Detail showing the curved 3D triangles and buttons.
"Night and Day" was finished in the autumn of 1998, approximately a year and a half after
I got the initial idea.
It was juried into "First Horizon" which travelled together with several other exhibitions to
four different venues in Great Britain and Belgium during spring 1999.
"Night and Day" was voted favourite of the audience at two of these venues, Brugge and York
In the autumn of 1999 it was juried into the "Pacific International Quilt
Festival" in California, and here it got an "Honorable Mention"
"Night and Day" has also been exhibited at different venues in Norway and Scandinavia.
In the autumn of 1999 I wrote a
pattern for "Night and Day", which is still available both in the English and