Monday, March 14, 2022

Chicken Salad Sew Along - Week Five!!


Hello and happy Monday!!!
Welcome to week five 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 identical.
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
 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:)

Week Two we made 

if you need to view week two:)

Week three we made

for week three:)

Last week we made

for week four 

Let's get started making

Here is my HENRIETTA 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 
1 - M-3
1 - M-10 
2 - M-20 (1 reversed) 
1 - M-32 
1 - M-35
4 - M36

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

*Take Note* 
Remember to trace one wing
 in reverse for this block:)

After sewing it's time to clip all of the 
cleavage and inner curves in the 
appliqués for the chicken before 
turning and shaping.

The nest and the eggs need 
NO clipping because they are
 outer curves and will be fine!

Henrietta is pressed and 
ready to get pin-basted:)

*The usual 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! 

I made Henrietta's beak by 
cutting 2 pieces about 1 1/2" long and 
pressing under on both ends like this.

Then I glued them closed first...

before pin basting:)

Henrietta and her four eggs are 
all ready for applique:)

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 17
of my Farm Girl Vintage Book.
It's all cut...and ready to sew:)

 Fun and Done!!


Here are all five Farm Girl Blocks 
together in the top row
of my design wall:)

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

Have fun each week
making your kitchen block!

We are having sew much fun!
Have fun during week five
 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 six
and the tutorial for 
and the next 12" Farm Girl Block
 from my Farm Girl Vintage Books!

This weeks recipe is one that 
I've shared before on my blog 
and it's been a huge family favorite...
first growing up in my Mom's kitchen
and now in my own kitchen
because my kids love it too:)
Hawaiian Haystacks
are a perfect meal for a large crowd
and served buffet style so that each
person can make their own haystack
with their favorite ingredients.
It's also a great make ahead meal
 and a perfect way to use up
 leftover chicken:)


Make enough cooked rice for about 
 1 cup rice (haystack) per person

Chow Mein Noodles
Slivered Almonds
Coconut Flakes
Mandarin Oranges
Pineapple Tidbits
Sliced Black Olives
Diced Tomatoes
Chopped Celery
Chopped Red Peppers 
Sliced Green Onions
Grated Cheddar Cheese

Each person adds desired toppings
onto their haystack and then 
add the sauce over all.
Add freshly ground pepper
and a little salt if desired.

(double or triple as needed for large crowd)
2 cans Cream of Chicken soup
1 cup Chicken Broth
1 - 8 oz. Chive and Onion Cream Cheese
2 -3 cups cooked chicken diced

Combine sauce ingredients in a pan 
and heat on stovetop until hot.
 Simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Keep warm and ladle over
top of haystacks.



Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I can't believe it is week 5 already! I am a little bit behind... All the blocks look so pretty on your design wall :) xx

Christine said...

Absolutely gorgeous I have your Quilty Fun book and made the tulip quilt.

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