Hello again and happy Monday!!!
Welcome to week seven of the
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 each time 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:)
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
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Book.
Again, that means I am using TWO kits
that are identical.
It makes me sew happy to find out
that so many of you are making
a second quilt along with me!
COOK BOOK KITCHEN QUILT
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
Both quilts are 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
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
you should have everything for your
all cut and ready to go!
If you missed week one and the
first introduction tutorial
I have posted that for the
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:)
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and my other videos there...
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Week Two we made
if you need to view week two:)
Week three we made
for week three:)
Week four we made
for week four
for week five tutorial:)
for that tutorial
Let's get started making
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:)
for this red floral square...
I wanted to show you that all
of the fabrics work together and
you can easily place your squares
and rectangles exactly like the photo,
exactly like I do...
or you can switch out a few of your own.
It doesn't matter if the prints
are different as long as they
are all cut the same size:)
Here is a list of the
Sew Simple Shapes
needed for the
1 - M-3
1 - M-4 (reversed)
2 - M-21 (reversed)
1 - M-34
You will also need to cut
the background 13 1/2" x 13 1/2"
and your straight bias strips
for the beaks and feet 5/8" wide
as it says in the guide:)
Remember to trace the wings and comb
in reverse for this block:)
After sewing it's time to clip all of the
cleavage and inner curves in the
appliqués for Beatrice before
turning and shaping.
and ready to get pin-basted:)
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!
Beatrice is ready for applique:)
12" BAKING DAY BLOCK
Now it's time to reveal 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 Book.
It's all cut...
labeled with my
Sew Handy Stickers
and ready to sew:)
Fun and Done!!
Have fun each week
making your kitchen block!
I hope you enjoy week seven
of the Chicken Salad Sew Along
and enjoy playing with
the Cook Book fabric:)
I'll be right back here on my blog
next Monday for week eight
and the tutorial for
and the next 12" Farm Girl Block
from my Farm Girl Vintage Books!
This weeks recipe is a family favorite
from my "other mother" who is
of course my husbands mom:)
This recipe is one of the first
that she shared with me right
after we were married because it is
one of his favorites that she made
for him and has become one of mine as well!
CHICKEN A LA KING
2-3 cups shredded or chopped chicken
1 package chicken gravy mix
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 can of evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
1 cup frozen peas (cooked and drained)
1 red pepper diced
3/4 cup green onion sliced
3/4 cup chopped mushrooms
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Saute' red pepper, onion and mushrooms
in butter for 5 minutes over medium heat.
Add gravy mix packet, salt, pepper,
canned milk and chicken broth.
Stir until smooth, bring to a boil stirring constantly and boil for 1 minute.
Add peas and chicken.
Serve over drop biscuits made using