I used CamoDeafie82's design in a pinch since I did not time to finish my other underquilt before I leave for my trip this afternoon. It took a little over 3 hours to make and I am pretty happy with it for my first project.
Using two quilts:
I folded one in half and sewed the edge together, making this quilt 70x28, six panels across (quilt A). The other quilt I folded over two panels on each side and sewed them in place(I am not sure why I did two when folding over one panel would work and give youa wider quilt), making this quilt 70x37, eight panels across (Quilt B). Then I took the one folded in half(A) and layed in on top of the other quilt(B), basically making the center section of the UQ three layers thick. Where I folded over the two outer panels, I sewed up the ends leaving a small opening to run my shock cord through. The center section I left open at both ends so I can insert either some reflectix or my thermarest pad and not have to worry about it shifting as much.
Why did I do it this way? I was in a rush and didnt want to cut up any of my quilts incase a better design comes along. It is heavier than ripping seams and overstuffing a single quilt, but takes a lot less time. All of the stitches I needed to run were along the preexisting stitches it made it very easy to line everything up and keep the chambers in tact. I wanted something that I can use it in the summer but easily add additional insulation if the temps drop down.
Any thoughts on how low of temperatures this design will work??
They are calling for temps in the high 30's tonight and I have my thermometer to report back actual temps and how it works. Stay tuned....
IMG_20151016_083729.jpg Finished quilt
IMG_20151016_083610.jpgTotal size is 68"x38"
IMG_20151016_083754.jpgall of my stitches ran down existing stitches
IMG_20151016_083815.jpgQuilt A folded in half and sew at the outer edge.
IMG_20151016_083637.jpgCenter section 3 layers thick with opening for pad.