Monday, April 25, 2022

Chicken Salad Sew Along - Week Eleven!!


Hello again and happy Monday!!!
Welcome to week Eleven 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
 MYRTLE 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

Week Seven we made 

for that tutorial

Week Eight we made 
for that blog post

Week nine we made

Last week we made 
for that blog post

Let's get started making

Here is my MYRTLE 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-2
1 - M-5 
  1 - M-18  
 1 - M-29 

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:)

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

All turned...shaped...pressed
 and ready for pin basting:)

*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! 

MYRTLE is looking very happy 
and she 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 
Strawberry Jam Block
You can find the pattern on page 127
of my Farm Girl Vintage 2 Book.

 Sew sweet!!


Have fun each week
making your kitchen block!

I hope you enjoy week eleven
 of the Chicken Salad Sew Along 
and enjoy playing with
 the Cook Book fabric:)

Thanks for joining me and
I'll be right back here on my blog
next Monday for week twelve
and the tutorial for 
and the next 12" Farm Girl Block
 from my Farm Girl Vintage Books!

This weeks family recipe is the ultimate in 
comfort food...CHICKEN POT PIE:)
We always make two at a time for leftovers 
and it's just as easy!


4 prepared 9" pie crusts
2 large chicken breasts - cooked and cubed
(or leftover chicken from 
last nights Sunday dinner)
1 cup frozen peas
1 1/2 cups  carrots - sliced
1 cup celery - sliced
1 small onion - chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
(or you can use leftover chicken gravy
from Sunday dinner the night before
instead of the soups:)
1 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 425*
In a large saucepan, combine all 
vegetables and cover with water.
 Boil until tender and drain.
Return to pan and add chicken, soups,
 thyme, salt and pepper.
Divide in half and pour into 
two pie pans lined with crust.
Top with pie crusts, seal and flute edges.
Cut slits into center top of crusts.
Place pies on cookie sheet and 
bake for 30 - 35 minutes until
pies are golden brown.
Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.



Melanie said...

Lori - your blocks and quilts are so sweet. I’m not an appliqué person so I’m glad you’re offering FGV1 & 2 options. The instructions in your books are always so clear and easy to follow and you are so generous in providing additional projects in your books. Thank you!!

Unknown said...

I have really enjoyed your chicken recipes. I have tried most of them and I can't wait to try the pot pie. Thank you for sharing. I finally got my cookbook fabric ordered and will make the pieced blocks. Can't wait to begin. Thank you, Lori.

Anonymous said...

I love these recipes !

Jan said...

My chickens are all cut out, turned and ready to iron. I will get this done.

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