Monday, March 7, 2022

Chicken Salad Sew Along - Week Four!!


Hello and happy Monday!!!
Welcome to week four 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 the 
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:)

Last week we made

for week three:)

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

Here is my CORNELIUS 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-1
1 - M-4 
1 - M-12 
1 - M-13 
1 - M-14
1 - M23 (reversed)
1 - M24 (reversed)
1 - M-25

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 for this week also:)

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

Cornelius 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! 

Cornelius and cute baby chick are 
all ready for applique:)

A few days ago my daughter Kassidy
came over and filmed me 
talking about things that I've been 
doing lately in my sewing room. 
Of course I talked about 
this sew along and particularly about 
how I'm going to applique my blocks...
and about thread color.
I have quite a few things that 
I showed and also a sneak peek of my
fabric collection that comes
 in December called CALICO!!

If you would like to watch that video

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 32
of the Farm Girl Vintage Book.
It's all cut...and each piece labeled
 with my Sew Handy Stickers:)

Sew Fun!!


And now there are four:)

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

Have fun each week
making your kitchen block!

We are making progress!
Have fun during week four
 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 five
and the tutorial for 
and the next 12" Farm Girl Block
 from my Farm Girl Vintage Books!

This weeks recipe is another salad...
Chicken Crunch Salad
and it's one of my personal favorites:)
Really is there ever 
too many salad recipes?
I don't think there is...
so here we go!


*3 cups cooked and diced chicken
*2 cups shredded green cabbage
*1 cup shredded purple cabbage
*3 cups shredded napa cabbage
*2 grated carrots
*3/4 cup diced green onions
*3/4 cup sliced almonds
*1 cup Craisins
*1 bag crunchy won-ton noodles 
*1 large can mandarin oranges drained
*1-2 cans diced water chestnuts drained
*2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


*1/2 cup sugar
*1 1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon pepper
*1/4 cup red wine vinegar
*1/2 cup salad oil 

Gently toss all salad ingredients together.
I make the dressing by placing all 
ingredients into a mason jar, put the lid on
and shake until smooth.
Sometimes I double the dressing ingredients 
depending on how much salad I make.
The dressing keeps well in the refrigerator
in a mason jar:)
I also keep the salad refrigerated separately 
from the dressing so that it won't go soggy. 
Toss the salad with the dressing 
when ready to serve.
This is a perfect salad to take for a
potluck dinner or a quilty luncheon!
Serve with good bread or homemade rolls.


1 comment:

Patti said...

Oh this is just SO fun! I cannot wait to make the salad recipe, but may use cashews in place of almonds. Thank you, Lori!

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