Thats a mighty fine lookin quilt, Pete! I like the ingenuity with the plug. That's smart thinking.
I just finished my first quilt, a monster winter UQ. I was a little intimidated at first, but now that it's done, it actually was pretty easy in hindsight. A little practice with thread injecting things like stuff sacks and RL organizers goes a long way towards alleviating any fears, and in the woods, no one cares if your seam is a little crooked, as long as it works.
I'll be moving on to a TQ myself, and will probably use a very similar design to this one.
The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
~Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945