My current down bag weighs in at 2 lbs. 14 oz. and my goal was to make a summer quilt that would weigh at 2 lbs. I know that 2 lbs isn't quite "Ultralight" but seeing how I didn't have any down, I had no option but to use synthetic insulation.
Loosely following the instructions found on ww.lytw8.com, off to the living I went to begin the process of making my quilt.
The below picture showing the fabric being laid out so I can measure and cut the taper. Fabric used for the top layer is 1.9 ripstop and the inside layer is 1.1 ripstop.
Completed quilt with sewn-thru baffles. Footbox has a draw-cord closure to keep your feet warm.
Backside/Underside view of the quilt.
A little over 2 inches height on the baffles. Based on online estimates and research, this should keep me warm to 50 degrees.
Weighs in at under 2 lbs.
As of today, this quilt has been with me twice. However, I haven't fully tested this quilt on colder temps of around 50 degrees. The lowest I have taken this quilt down to is around 65 degrees but at those temps, I have to say this quilt has done it's job and kept me nice and toasty.
Here's a picture of he quilt from a recent trip on top of my Z-Lite pad. Total weight of my backpack from this trip including food and water was 17.4 lbs.