Monday, February 21, 2022

Chicken Salad Sew Along - Week Two!!


Welcome to week two 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"

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.
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
 PERCY 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:)

Let's get started making 

Here is my PERCY 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 
PERCY Block:
1 - M-2 
1 - M-4 (reversed)
2 - M-12 (reversed)
1 - M-15 (reversed)
1 - M-26 (reversed)

You can see by the photo and description
 that all of the shapes are 
traced in reverse except M-2

This way PERCY is facing to the left
and it's super easy to trace in reverse
by placing the SSShape right side down 
instead of right side up when tracing.
You can tell if they are right side up
 or down by the printing on each SSShape.

You will also need to cut 
the background 13 1/2" x 13 1/2"
and your straight bias strips 
for the feet and beak 5/8" wide 
as it says in the guide:)

Percy 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.

Remember that using your 
12 1/2" Trim-It Ruler is essential
 when laying out each chicken so that 
it does not "grow" too large for the block.
Use it again to trim the back down 
to 12 1/2" square after you 
applique and press from the back.
*The 16 1/2" Trim-It is for squaring up 
after you have added the block borders.
*The 8 1/2" Trim-It Ruler is for squaring up
each border block after piecing.

Here's my PERCY Block ready for 

So far I've just been having fun 
making each chicken and getting 
them pinned and glue basted...
So I haven't appliquéd my blocks yet.

But I have decided that 
I'm going to machine applique mine:)
I'll probably get started on the
 applique part in a few weeks
and of course I'll take photos's 
when they are trimmed up and the 
block borders sewn on:) 

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 54
of my Farm Girl Vintage Book.
It's all cut...and each piece labeled
 with my Sew Handy Stickers:)


I will be making 12 blocks using the
 fabrics that I used for the 
chicken appliqués only.
*Remember...all of the borders
 for each block and for this quilt
 are exactly the same as for 
Chicken Salad Quilt

I'll be using the same background
 for these blocks as well and of course 
each one will be cut according to 
each block's 
cutting instructions from the book.

I love how week one and this week's block
 look together
and both will be perfect for my 

I hope you all have fun each week
making your kitchen block!

I hope you will "Bee Happy" all during
 week two of the Chicken Salad Sew Along 
and that you are having fun sewing and 
playing with my Cook Book fabric:)

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

This week's favorite family recipe
is for of course...
another chicken dish!
(also known as Percy's Poppy Seed Chicken
as of this week lol)

It's a perfect casserole 
to fix ahead for dinner
so that you can spend the afternoon sewing:)
Mom usually serves this over 
mashed potatoes (reds from the garden)
but I have had it served over rice as well 
either way is delicious!
Served with a nice green salad and/or
 fresh veggies make a nice homemade meal.
And what about brownies for dessert?


*4-5 cups cooked and diced chicken

*2 cans cream of chicken soup

*2 cups sour cream

*1 Tablespoon poppy seeds

*1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

*1/2 teaspoon pepper

*3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

*1 sleeve crushed Town House crackers

*1/2 cup melted butter
(mix with crushed crackers)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Stir together the soup, sour cream,
poppy seeds, cheese and seasoning.
Add the chicken and mix well.
Place into a 9" x 13" baking dish.
Sprinkle the crackers/butter mixture
over the top and bake uncovered
for 40 minutes or 
until bubbly around edges.




Unknown said...

I love Percy and the cherries!Thank you for all you do for us!

Cheri said...

I didn't think I liked chickens, BUT your chickens are so cutttteeee. and your fabric well it's perfect for me. So I'm making my wallhanging, (I have a small apartment) for my kitchen and the chickens will be hotpads for accents. What kind of batting do you use for heat protection? Keep up the good work. Cheri

Pam said...

I have finish my first chicken ...I loved the names so much I've printed them on the egg sew simple shapes and added it to my block thank you Lori

Granna Girl said...

Good morning, Lori! I have a date with Percy this afternoon. He’s a handsome boy!!

Reva said...

What an awesome idea!! Thanks for sharing !!

Judy said...

Love the cherries block. Thank you!!

Cheryl F said...

The blue and red fabrics in the Percy block are my favorites of this collection. I think he is my favorite chicken (or Rooster since his name is Percy) :-)

The recipe sounds delish! Will be trying it out for sure. Thank you Lori!

Barwitzki said...

Wonderful, brings joy to my heart.
Brilliant ... keep having fun.

Julie said...

Hi Lori. This is the first quilt along I have done. I am doing the applique by hand as this is my favorite form of applique. The chickens are quick and simple to applique this way. I fell in love with this quilt the first time I saw it. I am so happy it is finally here and underway. Thanks for your inspiration.

Ellie said...

I have almost finished sewing and turning all my pieces. I have each chicken in a bag... how odd.. I am cooking chicken in a bag for Shabbat! But Lori's chickens are safe ... in my sewing room . far from the kitchen hee hee. I love this quilt and I love your applique method Lori ! Thank you for bringing it to the world !

Anonymous said...

I love your fabric line "Cook Book" and couldn't resist to purchase the fq-bundle. Also love your books and made many blocks already. My favorite block is "The kettle's on" Just want to let you know. Greetings from Germany, Claudia

Unknown said...

Hi Lori. This is my very first sew along with you. I started late but am sewing in batches. Just finished sewing all the shapes. Today I'm getting ready to press the fabrics for blocks and borders. I'm in love with these and can see the thought put into the design. Thanks f I r what you do. I'm so glad I'm retired and can immerse myself.

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