Jul 22, 2011 at 7:09 pm #1277075Jul 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm #1762167
Joe ClementBPL Member
Nice. Looks pretty warm though. But it's 9pm here, and 96 degrees, so I may think of a summer quilt differently.Jul 22, 2011 at 7:32 pm #1762171
I am up in the UP of Michigan pretty often and night times close to lake superior can get pretty chilly. A lot of 50 degree nights.Jul 23, 2011 at 6:42 pm #1762430
@curiouslaymanLocale: Western NC Mountains
That looks great! The sewing looks really good from the photos.Jul 24, 2011 at 12:40 pm #1762607
Jamie ShorttBPL Member
@jshorttLocale: North Carolina
Kevin, Nice job with the quilt. It looks like you used buttons to close the footbox. Do I see that correct? Seems like a good alternative to velcro, zipper, and snaps. Do you like how the footbox closes?
JamieJul 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm #1762611
Adam RothermichBPL Member
@aroth87Locale: Missouri Ozarks
–But it's 9pm here, and 96 degrees, so I may think of a summer quilt differently.–
+1. For me a summer quilt is a cotton sheet!
It looks great though! I love the quilt I made, its my favorite piece of gear. I'm sure you'll enjoy using it (and showing it off!). Buttons were a good idea, I used velcro and it sometimes sticks to my socks/bottoms and it can be a pain. Might I suggest adding one at the top to keep it around your shoulders? I did that on mine and it helps it seal around me a lot better and keep out drafts. It won't make any difference on a hammock but on the ground I find it to make a huge difference.
AdamJul 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm #1762621
In my previous quilt, I used snaps. They work fine, but since I don't really move when I sleep(freaks the wife out sometimes) I figured buttons would be lighter. I have plans on adding some grosgrain tabs to close it up for ground use depending on when that happens. Closes up just like I wanted it to. Really happy how it worked out.Aug 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm #1770846
whitenoise .BPL Member
Looks great Kevin. How much did the total project cost, how long did it take to cosntruct, and where did you buy your Momentum fabric?Aug 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm #1770883
materials and down around $80. Got the M90 from Thru-Hiker, got the 800 fill from a friend. Took about 3 days (6 hrs) total. Though not my first quilt though. Used last week and it worked great. really like it.
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