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Patrick Matte
(JPMatte) - M

Locale: N. Georgia
My MYOG quilt on 11/01/2011 20:26:57 MDT Print View

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Momentum 90
900 fill down
12.4 oz.

Thank you Jamie Short for the inspiration.

Ozzy McKinney
(PorcupinePhobia) - F

Locale: PNW
blast! on 11/01/2011 21:31:04 MDT Print View

12.4 oz! How much of that is down? I'm a little jealous...

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: My MYOG quilt on 11/01/2011 21:33:47 MDT Print View

Nice. What dimensions did you settle on?

Jesse H.
(tacedeous) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
nice! on 11/02/2011 02:18:45 MDT Print View

yes please give more details, that's sweet!

Patrick Matte
(JPMatte) - M

Locale: N. Georgia
Down quilt on 11/02/2011 06:35:06 MDT Print View

Thank you for all of the nice comments.

I am only 5'5-5'6, so I didn't need alot of material which allowed for a very low weight.

My starting dimensions were; 71.5" x 52". The width tapered at the 24" mark ( Going north to south) to 40".

I ordered and used 6oz. of down (thru-hiker).

Velcro and drawstring were used for the foot box.

Edited by JPMatte on 11/02/2011 06:36:17 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Down quilt on 11/02/2011 07:34:03 MDT Print View

How cold is comfortable down to?

Patrick Matte
(JPMatte) - M

Locale: N. Georgia
quilt on 11/02/2011 07:52:06 MDT Print View

I haven't tried it out yet,finished yesterday. According to Jamie Shortt, whose instructions I followed. He figured his would go down to 40 degrees and like wise, so am I. I will be going out this weekend to enjoy the fruits of my labor!

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - M

Locale: Southeast
Re: quilt on 11/02/2011 11:07:30 MDT Print View

Looks great Patrick! I'm diggin' the brown color.

Ryan

Keith Bassett
(keith_bassett)

Locale: Pacific NW
Nice! on 11/02/2011 11:54:17 MDT Print View

That looks great. Did you sew through, or use baffles?

I am getting ready to salvage all the down from an old bed comforter that had the down migrate through seams, to the outer edges. Love the design you made.

Edit: Did you use this design? http://www.lytw8.com/uploads/LytW8_Summer_Quilt_Instructions.pdf

Edited by keith_bassett on 11/02/2011 11:59:19 MDT.

Patrick Matte
(JPMatte) - M

Locale: N. Georgia
Down quilt on 11/02/2011 12:09:17 MDT Print View

Keith, you are correct about the instructions and I did sew through.Also, I did omit the top draw string from mine... something about a thin rope around my neck just doesn't sit right with me!

Ryan; that's Coyote brown from thru-hiker. It is easier on the eyes than the m50 orange but thinking about it now,the m50 Orange would be great with hunting season on and it would've saved 1- 2 ounces possibly.... hmmm

Edited by JPMatte on 11/02/2011 12:10:50 MDT.

Keith Bassett
(keith_bassett)

Locale: Pacific NW
Orange on 11/02/2011 12:18:56 MDT Print View

Yes, but now you avoid the need to buy a green hat to complete the carrot look that is inevitable with the bright orange fabric.

Jamie Shortt
(jshortt) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
Re: My MYOG quilt on 11/05/2011 07:01:52 MDT Print View

Patrick, Your quilt turned out extremely well. I like how you thought through the modifications to make it unique for you. Eliminating the top cord should work just fine for a 40 degree quilt and the custom length also reduced some weight. This allowed you to go up to M90 (a great material) with very little added weight. Though I am partial to the carrot look, I must say the brown is earthingly pleasing.

On the temp rating, you should be able to measure a solid 1.5" of loft. This is generally accepted as enough to get you to 40 degrees YMMV. A bivy will also help at the edge of the range. This quilt really shines in the 50's - 70's because it is so versatile...drawn close, open, under you, flat, etc. It also makes a nice blanket to wrap around you while sitting in camp. Though I have not done this in the field it does layer nicely under a 3 season quilt to extend a 3 season quilt's range.

Jamie