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.
When cutting and adding the grey piece, I glued ribbons around the foot area to add usage flexibility (described below).
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.
Here we’re testing it on a standard 20-inch wide closed-cell foam sleeping pad.
Now what to do with the scraps of nylon and insulation that still remain? Mittens? Vest? Wacky baby quilt?
[We originally ordered the Ray-Way two-person quilt with two layers of alpine insulation.]