Monday, February 28, 2022

Chicken Salad Sew Along Week Three!!


Happy Monday!!!
Welcome to week three of the 
Sew Along!
Join me here each week 
when I will be doing a tutorial
 for one of the 12 chicken blocks
 for the quilt.

Of course because we are 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'm going to say this again because
 I feel it's important:
Please sew at your own speed ...
whenever your time allows 
so that you can enjoy 
each step of this sew along.
Quilting should be fun and not stressful:)
The schedule in the front of the 
sew along guide is simply the schedule 
to let you know which block tutorial
 that I am doing for that week.
If you are not able to do it that week
please remember that these tutorials
 will remain on my blog forever:)

And just as a reminder...
I am also using an additional 
Chicken Salad Quilt Kit 
to make a second quilt 
out of my Cook Book fabric 
using twelve 12" Farm Girl Blocks from my 
Farm Girl Vintage Book 
and my 
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Book.
Again, that means I am using TWO kits
that are the same.
It makes me sew happy to find out
that so many of you are making
 a second quilt along with me!

I'll talk about my chosen block for the 
  and show and tell mine as part of 
each weekly blog post 
each Monday here on my blog.

Last week I made my 
Farm Girl Block

Each quilt is made with my newest fabric
 collection called COOK BOOK...

If you are looking for a fabric kit...
 just do a quick google search for 
"Chicken Salad Quilt Kit"
to find shops who still have some left.

We are also using the
Chicken Salad
Sew Simple Shapes

I have already posted the
 post which details all of the supplies...
and all of the cutting and
 all about 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 
cutting instructions
 you should have everything for your
 PEARL Block 
 all cut and ready to go!

If you missed week one and the 
first introduction tutorial
 I have posted that for the  
Hattie Block 
on my YouTube channel.
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:)

Last week we made 

if you need to view week two:)

Let's get started making
 and her cute little baby chick:)

Here is my PEARL Block
 all cut and ready to go!
I have also laid out the 
squares and rectangles for the border 
so that you can tell for sure 
which prints they are:)

Here is a list of the
  Chicken Salad 
Sew Simple Shapes 
needed for the 
PEARL Block: 
1 - M-4 
1 - M-6 
(sorry but for some reason
 I don't have M-6 in the photo)
1 - M-11 
1 - M-19
1 - M23 (reversed)
1 - M24 (reversed)
1 - M-30

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:)

*Take Note* 
You will need to trace the baby chick
 in reverse so it will be facing Pearl
and not running away from her:)

Pearl is all shaped up and 
ready to get pin-basted:)
Don't forget to clip all of the 
cleavage and inner curves before 
turning, shaping and pressing.

*A few things to remember:*

1.Use your 12 1/2" Trim-It Ruler 
 when laying out your block so that 
it does not "grow" too large
and stays within the 12" square size.

2. When using the Sue Glue you only
 need a small dot about 1/4" 
in from the edge of applique.
"A dot is a lot"

3. Don't stress too much over 
making the chicken feet.
They are just feet and will not
 look the same or match each other.
They will not be perfect 
and that's good because they
 are not supposed to be.

4. Have fun building your chicken! 

Pearl and her baby are 
all ready for applique.

I think baby chick is asking to
 go out in the yard to play  
and Pearl is being a good mama hen 
and telling her baby
"Don't wander off too far"

Now it's time to talk about which
of my 12" Farm Girl Blocks
 that I chose to make this week
 for my Cook Book Kitchen Quilt.

 I chose to make 
You can find the pattern on page 13
of my Farm Girl Vintage 2 Book.
It's all cut...and each piece labeled
 with my Sew Handy Stickers:)

Fun and Done!!


This Farm Girl Block has a lot 
of pieces and
 when sewing it I basically treat it 
as three separate blocks
(2 oven mitts and a pie)  
that are sewn together to form one block.

*With any block no matter 
how many pieces it may have...
breaking it down into segments is key!

And now there are three:)

I love all three together and 
they will be perfect for my 

Have fun each week
making your kitchen block!

I'm wishing you a fun stitchy week three
 of the Chicken Salad Sew Along 
and that you enjoying 
playing with my Cook Book fabric:)

I'll be right back here on my blog
next Monday for week four
and the tutorial for 
and the next 12" Farm Girl Block
 from my Farm Girl Vintage Books!

This recipe is also a 
tried and true family favorite...
Chicken Roll Ups!
My Mom made them for us a lot and
it's the first meal that I made for 
Mr.Honey's parents right after 
we got married and it was a hit.
Mr.Honey requests these often and 
they are one of Kassidy's favorites as well:)


4 cups cooked and diced chicken
8 oz. cream cheese
2 cans Crescent Roll Dough
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
6 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 teas pepper
1/2 teas salt
1/2 teas garlic powder
1/2 teas dried chives

2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 can (soup can) of milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 Lightly grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
Mix together the softened cream cheese, chives, garlic, salt and pepper 
then add the chicken. 
Unroll room temperature crescent dough and separate into the triangles.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture into the center of triangle.
 Fold each corner over the center of filling and press together to cover filling entirely.
Roll up to wrap the remaining long end of triangle at the same time.
Push down after rolling up to flatten just a bit.
Repeat with all triangles. 
Once all are rolled up and formed, 
dip each into the melted butter, and then coat in breadcrumbs. 
Place each coated chicken pillow onto the greased cookie sheet. 
Sprinkle them with Parmesan Cheese.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. 

While they are baking, 
make the chicken gravy.
 In a small saucepan, mix together the cream of chicken soup and milk.
(no water added to soup)
Bring to an almost boil being careful not to scorch because of the milk.
 Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer until ready to use. 
Add a little more milk if needed. 
Pour gravy over each chicken pillow and serve!

Mom often made this in the springtime and served with new peas from the garden and that's still my favorite side with them.

We also had fresh strawberries 
from the garden during spring and here is
one of my favorite ways to 
serve the strawberries as a side:

Lori's Strawberry Side Salad
You will need fresh spring berries,
about 3/4 to 1 cup per serving.
Clean strawberries and remove hull.
Slice in half or quarter very large ones.
Arrange each serving of strawberries
onto individual salad plates.
Add a dollop of sour cream...
yes I said SOUR cream:) 
I like to use Daisy brand.
(do a dollop of Daisy lol)
The sour cream brings even more sweetness
from the berries. 
Sprinkle fresh light brown sugar over
both sour cream and strawberries.
Add a sprig of garden fresh mint
for garnish and serve! 
Very pretty and also VERY delicious.


Loving Chicken Salad! said...

Loving this sew along. Each week I can tell I am progressing. Thanks, Lori

Unknown said...

This is my favorite sew along by far! Even my 3 little boys love to watch the chickens come to life. I'm trying to find a color to match Pearl's fabric. What aurifil color would you suggest? Thanks Lori!!❤

Anonymous said...

Just got my Simple Shapes.

deb said...

Yummm...luv these recipes...going to make them...thank you.

Anonymous said...

One day I will not have to work for a living. (I need to pay for this quilting addiction of mine.) When that day happens, I will sew all day long!!! I love Lori, the way she teaches, and the grace/patience she exudes.

Loribstyling said...

Lori I am loving the cookbook line of fabric and I am making the second quilt
So enjoy the recipe!❤

Jan said...

I love your chickens. Could I make kitchen tea towels out of them.
Thinking about using some of your Christmas shapes to make mini stockings for tree next year

Marybeth Lopez said...

I am so loving this quilt along. It is going to be a treasured quilt. Thank you sew much.

Anonymous said...

I what to buy this kit

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