Welcome to week one of the
Join me here each week
when I will be doing tutorials
on the 12 chicken blocks for the quilt.
Of course because we are all sewing
from all around the world
we all have different time zones...
But I will be posting each Monday
right here on my blog
and you can follow my tutorials
any time each week that
is convenient for you.
We are making the
Chicken Salad Quilt
64" x 80"
I am also using another
Chicken Salad Quilt Kit
to make a second quilt
out of my Cook Book fabric
using twelve 12" blocks from my
Farm Girl Vintage Book
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Book.
I'll talk about that at the end of
each weekly tutorial on the
chicken blocks each Monday here on my blog.
I've been sew excited to begin...
This is going to be fun!!
The quilt is made with my newest fabric
collection called COOK BOOK...
fabric kits by now...
and that we are all ready to begin
after the small delay that we had:)
If you still need one just do a quick google search for
"Chicken Salad Quilt Kit"
to find shops who still have some left.
We are also using the
Sew Simple Shapes
I have already posted the
post which details all of the supplies
for the sew along and how it works.
I have also given the link there
for the free PDF Download
of the Sew Along Guide
to read that post.
As per the sew along guide
you should have everything for your
all cut and ready to go!
As usual for week one in my
Sew Simple Shape Sew Alongs
the first weeks tutorial is a video.
Because I have my very own brand new
I have posted the
to visit my channel and watch the
tutorial and I hope that you love it!
Leave me a comment there and let me know:)
If you like what you see
and my other videos there...
click on subscribe and click on the bell
to be notified whenever
I post another tutorial:)
all cut and ready to go!
Here is a list of the
Sew Simple Shapes
needed for the
1 - M-3
1 - M-7
1 - M-17
1 - M-28
1 - M-23
1 - M-24
You will also need to cut
the background 13 1/2" x 13 1/2"
and your straight bias strips
for the feet and beaks 5/8" wide
as it says in the guide:)
applique and embroidery:)
Just like I said in the video...
I will use my 12 1/2" Trim-It Ruler
to trim down the block
and sew my block borders on.
for the Hattie Block:)
Now it's time to talk about the
12" Block that I chose to make this week
for my Cook Book Kitchen Quilt.
As you saw in the video I chose to make
You can find the pattern on page 39
of my Farm Girl Vintage Book.
Above is my block all cut and labeled
by letter with my
SEW HANDY STICKERS
My stickers come in 5 colors
and I always use them when I
cut and label my blocks.
You can sew and iron over them
and they will peel off easily
without leaving a residue:)
Here is my Kettle's On block.
I will be making 12 blocks using the fabrics that I used for the chicken appliqués.
I'll be using the same background for these blocks and of course it will be cut according to each block's
cutting instructions from the book.
All of the border squares and rectangles and the borders in the Chicken Salad Quilt are the SAME fabrics...you just simply pop in the 12" pieced blocks in place of the
12" applique blocks.
I am waiting until I sew all 12 blocks to decide their placement in the quilt.
Each week I will show you the block that I pieced, the name, the book and page number and of course you will see which fabric that I used and you can do the same.
That is all the info about the pieced blocks for my COOK BOOK KITCHEN QUILT
I hope you have fun each week
making another block!
In my video I showed you
alternative ideas if you want to make
a chicken quilt with my pieced blocks.
This is 12" Rise and Shine Rooster
from my Farm Girl Vintage 2 Book.
I took this picture to show you
that for my blocks that have
a lot of pieces like this one...
DO NOT WORRY!
It just means it takes longer
to piece and of course just break it down
into totally do-able segments
just like I show you
in the book step by step instructions.
also from my first Farm Girl Vintage Book.
The Farm Fresh Eggs Blocks
are a block that I designed
for my Farm Girl Workshops.
It's a free PDF Download
on my book publishers website.
of the Chicken Salad Sew Along
and that you are having fun
with my Cook Book fabric:)
I'll be right back here on my blog
next Monday for week two
and the tutorial for PERCY
and a 12" Block from my books!
The recipe that I'm sharing this week comes from my Mom's kitchen...
and of course I'm starting off
with her famous chicken salad!
CAROL'S CHICKEN SALAD (my MOM)
*Chicken, cooked and diced –
you can easily use leftover chicken!
*Red grapes, halved –
Any type of grapes will work.
*Red apple, chopped -
sweet ones are best:)
*Celery, diced -
it adds the perfect crunch and color.
*Pecans or walnuts, Halfed -
Pecans are my personal favorite.
add this last then you'll know how much is needed.
*Juice from one lemon
*Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Mom often serves this on fresh crisp iceberg lettuce on a pretty luncheon plate.
It looks so pretty and is delicious for a special luncheon!
All you need to round out the luncheon is
a relish tray, homemade punch or lemonade (in a punch bowl of course)
and a delicious and pretty layer cake for dessert.
Mom also serves her Chicken Salad as a sandwich on good bread or on a fresh croissant.
My Dad and my brothers like it better as a sandwich:)
I hope you enjoy this recipe!
I'm in and I'm excited!!
Just ordered my Sew Simple Shapes today, so I'll be a little behind at first, but I'll catch up soon!
I love chickens!
Thanks for all the extras, Lori!
Thanks sew much for the sew along and guide for the Chicken Salad trip! Gayle
Now I'm hungry! I love chicken salad but I use currants in place of grapes, Granny Smith but I'm going to try a sweet red Gala apple next time. I also add a big dollop of sour cream. I love scooping in on Ritz crackers. Love love love the tea kettle. Wanting on FQS order with Decor fabric and the smaller skeins of Chunky thread because I'm addicted to Cassie's zipper pulls!
You give so many options for the pieces, I don’t know what to do! Thank you Lori for your inspiration! Your chickens are so cute!!
Oh Lori, you give so many options I’m not sure which to choose! I need to think on this! Your rooster is very handsome. We had chickens but not roosters. I hope to have them again, someday. Have a great week and thank you!
Lori-thank you for the awesome chicken salad recipe. I’ll be making it
I'm interested in some kind tutorial on how to create your Favorite family recipe book!
Thanks again Lori Holt. Just love your designs and your talent. Someday I hope to meet you in person.
Vicki Madigan Huntley, IL
Thank you Lori. I really enjoy your quiltS. books, fabric, rulers... EVERYTHING LORI HOLT!! Thank you for sharing all the extras.
Love the Chicken Salad recipe, it is very similar to how I make it. Yum!
I am overjoyed with the Cookbook fabric line, it is now one of my favorites of yours. The reds and blues, floral, just everything about it is beautiful. A patriotic quilt using the reds and blues would be sooooo very pretty (hint, hint) :-) Loving the chickens and they are so fun! Thank you Lori for another gorgeous collection and sharing your creative talent.
Sigh...I ordered the fabric but can't find the shapes anywhere.
I am also
just starting the chicken salad quilt and found those very hard to find sew simple shapes on page three of my google search. Just Stitchen Qult Shop has them for sale!
I also just started the chicken salad quilt and was able to locate the sew simple shapes at Just Stitchin Quilt Shop in NC. Found it on page three in a google search!
Found these sew simple shapes at the Just Stitchin Qult Shop on page three of a google search!
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