Hi all! I was given the gift of a sewing machine for Christmas, and I have finished my first attempt at MYOG! A down filled summer quilt. This is the first time I have sewn anything other than an attempt at curtains for my pop-trailer... so be kind ;)
Momentum 90 and 6 ounces of Thru-Hiker 800 down. 3/4" nanoseeum baffles, a draw closure and mini buckle to snap the top ends for closing around the neck.
Weighs 12 ounces. I modeled it after the Nunatak Arc Edge, but put a half ounce more down into the bag than the edge. Fits my skinny lil' frame really well. Seems to loft a good bit more than an inch, as the Nunatak edge states 1 inch of loft.
I gave it a quick try last week while camping in Joshua tree. The temps one night dropped to 32 degrees, but when they warmed up to 40 at 5-ish am, I got out of my WM summerlite and got into this quilt and was very toasty! Of course, I was wearing a beanie, a 150 merino LS top and 3/4 merino bottom, a Montbell down inner jacket, and a pair of ankle socks. This was on top of a GG 1/8 thinlight and a GG torso length nightlight. I sleep way cold, and feel (in the above mentioned layers)that I could have pushed it lower than 40... maybe 35.
Fun project! Thanks for looking!