|One-person Ray-Way Quilt

After completing our two-person quilt with two layers of insulation, I decided to use the left-over material to make a simplified one-person quilt with a single layer of insulation (simple = no gorget or sewn foot pocket). As before, my mother-in-law was instrumental in making the ideas become reality.

Only the purple nylon piece was the right size, so I had to cut and re-sew both the insulation and the grey nylon to match.

Here you can see the ugly seam on the insulation a bit better.

Here you can see the ugly seam on the insulation a bit better.

Insulation has been cut and sewn to match the size of the purple nylon.

Insulation has been cut and sewn to match the size of the purple nylon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When cutting and adding the grey piece, I glued ribbons around the foot area to add usage flexibility (described below).

The glue is drying.

The glue on the ribbons is drying.

Here you can better see why I needed to add this section to make the proper shape.

Here you can better see why I needed to add this section to make the proper shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We attached the lengths of draft-stopper material that we didn’t use on the 2-person quilt (portion sticking out on both sides). With the ribbons untied, the quilt can lie flat. However, when you tie the ribbons, it takes the shape of the quilt as Jardine designed.

Ribbons untied.

Ribbons untied.

Ribbons tied to form foot pocket. Note: We had not yet done the quilting.

Ribbons tied to form foot pocket. Note: We had not yet done the quilting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here we’re testing it on a standard 20-inch wide closed-cell foam sleeping pad.

Ribbons tied. Draft-stoppers tucked under pad.

Ribbons tied. Draft-stoppers tucked under pad.

Opposite view.

Opposite view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now what to do with the scraps of nylon and insulation that still remain? Mittens? Vest? Wacky baby quilt?

Purple and grey nylong.

Purple and grey nylon.

Extra insulation displayed on new one-person quilt.

Extra insulation displayed on new one-person quilt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[We originally ordered the Ray-Way two-person quilt with two layers of alpine insulation.]

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