Monday, March 28, 2022

Chicken Salad Sew Along - Week Seven!!


Hello again and happy Monday!!!
Welcome to week seven 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 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:)

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

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
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:)

Week four we made

for week four 

Week Five we made 

for week five tutorial:)

Last week we made 

for that tutorial

Let's get started making

Here is my BEATRICE 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:)

I decided to switch out the corner square
 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
  Chicken Salad 
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:)

*Take Note* 
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:)

*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! 

Beatrice is 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 
Baking Day
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!


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
 Bisquick Mix 


Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Mmmm I like the sound of the Chicken A La King! I am going to have to try that... I'm really loving the SALS, the blocks are just gorgeous xx

Robin said...

Hi Lori, I'm going to be starting your Chicken Salad SAL hopefully this afternoon. Thanks so much for keeping your blogs forever so late starters can join the fun. I'm so excited!!!!!!!! said...

I'm LOVING this QAL. I'm doing the "non" applique version & having a blast with each block. It's the highlight off my Monday, checking your blog to see what block we're making this week. And, to see what recipe you have for us... Your Chicken Ala-King sounds wonderful... Will definitely give those a try. Thanks for all you do for the quilting community.

Loribstyling said...

Hi Lori
I love your Cookbook fabrics but having a hard time collecting all of the fabric line so I'm doing the second version with fabrics I already have

mags said...

I love all your chicken recipes. When will you show us how you are going to applique the blocks?

Karen said...

I just love seeing all your chickens and roosters! Each one has so much personality!❤️

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