Sunday, April 3, 2022

Chicken Salad Sew Along - Week Eight!!


Hello again and happy Monday!!!
Welcome to week Eight 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
 PENNY 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:)

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:)

Week Six we made 

for that tutorial

Last week we made 

for that tutorial

Let's get started making

Here is my PENNY 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 
PENNY Block:
1 - M-3
1 - M-4 
2 - M-21  
1 - M-22
1 - M-23 (reversed)
1 - M-24(reversed)
1 - M-33

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 baby chick
 in reverse for this block:)

After sewing it's time to clip all of the 
cleavage and inner curves in the 
appliqués for Penny and
 her baby chick 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! 

Penny and her baby chick are both
 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 
Corn and Tomatoes 2
You can find the pattern on page 34
of my Farm Girl Vintage 2 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 eight
 of the Chicken Salad Sew Along 
and enjoy playing with
 the Cook Book fabric:)

I have another fun project for you!

Last week I grabbed my 2 1/2" square ruler...
my 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle ruler...
and my 4 1/2" Trim-It Ruler.
Then I cut some of the
 leftover fabrics from my kit:)

I started making some blocks...

And on Friday my daughter Kassidy
 came over and filmed me
 so that I could show you!

to watch my video and to find out 
all about my project made 
with leftover kit fabric:)

Leave a comment there and 
let me know how you like it!

All of the chickens together 
that we have made so far:)

And all of the Farm Girl Kitchen Blocks 
that we have made so far:)

I'm so happy with the progress
that we are making!

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 week's recipe is a favorite 
quick and easy casserole that can again
 be made ahead in preparation for a busy day.
Served with fresh fruit and good bread or
 rolls makes a delicious meal.
This casserole re-heats well for leftovers too!


2 - 3 cups chicken - cooked and diced
3 - 4 cups cooked rice
2 cups broccoli - chopped
1 can corn - drained
1 cup tomatoes - diced
1/2 cup red pepper chopped
1/2 onion - finely chopped
4 Tablespoons butter
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup sour cream
1 - 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup breadcrumbs 
(crushed crackers work well too)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Saute onion, broccoli and peppers 
in butter.
Mix together the soup, chicken broth,
 sour cream, salt and pepper.
Add the cooked rice, corn, tomatoes, 
chicken and half of the cheese.
Mix and place into a 9" x 13"
casserole dish.
Sprinkle remaining cheese and 
bread crumbs over the top.
Cover and bake in a 
350* pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.
Remove cover and bake an additional
 15 minutes or until bubbly and cheese
 is melted and breadcrumbs are toasted:)


Q said...

The work you put forth is amazing and collecting your recipes is also fun!!! Thank you so much for all that you do Lori!!!

Anonymous said...

My family loved your chicken a-la-king recipe. Thank you.
Q: Do you add your chicken eyes before or after quilting?

By the way, I have newly hatched adorable baby chicks. Named one after you and another after Martha Stewart.

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