Friday, June 18, 2021

Viking 190 and a Shirt

 I use my different Berninas all the time because they are smooth and have perfect thread tension.  But I have many different types and brands of sewing machines. 

One brand I like besides Bernina is Viking.  I have several Vikings, both mechanical and electronic.  The Vikings I like the most are made in the 1980s, and are made in Sweden.  I have two older ones that I like, but the 1980s seem to have a style I like the most.

This brings me to the Viking 190 I am using for this shirt.  It is a mechanical model, but it has the needle up/down feature I like so much.  It also has a four-step buttonhole.  And it is a free-arm with the tool box removed.

I did a YouTube video on it six years ago, if you are interested you can watch it here.

It is easy to tell this machine's age by what the models are wearing.

I have had this machine for several years, but I forgot how much I like it.

I used my Singer Quantumlock 5 to serge the seams.

I am using McCall's 4079 in medium for this shirt.  I made it in a long sleeve in 2012 in size small. It still fits, but I wanted a loose shirt for hot Summer days.   I am making a short sleeve now from some material bought at Joann's.

McCall's 4079

Shirt made in 2012 with this pattern

I aged a little since previous shirt.

I am sure I will wear this shirt many times.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Floral Quilt

 National Quilters Circle had a Springtime quilt-a-long that took five weeks.  A new block was put on the internet each week, and the last week was putting the blocks together to make a 62" by 62" quilt.

I purchased the fabric at Joann's during a sale, plus I used a 20% off coupon to make the fabric a good buy.

Block one

 Block two

Block three

Block four

I used my Bernina 817 with a 1/4" foot to make the quilt and my Necchi Supernova straight stitch machine to quilt it.  I quilted it by stitching in the ditch with clear thread.

I made the quilt sandwich in the driveway.

I bound the quilt with my Bernina 910.

Here it is finished.

This was a fun little quilt to make.  It sure brightens up the room.

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