Monday, May 9, 2022

Chicken Salad Sew Along - The BIG Finish!!

"The BIG Finish!!"

Hello again and happy Monday!!!
Welcome to the big finish of the 
Sew Along!

Each week 
I have done a tutorial
 for one of the 12 chicken blocks
 for the quilt.

We made the 
Chicken Salad Quilt
64" x 80"

If you were not able to do this
 sew along with worries!
Please remember that these tutorials
 will remain on my blog forever
and you can catch up anytime:)

I also used 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 used TWO kits
that are identical.
It makes me sew happy to find out
that so many of you made
 this second quilt along with me!

I talked about my chosen block for the 
   as part of each weekly blog post
that I did here 
each Monday on my blog.

Both quilts were made with my 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 used the
Chicken Salad
Sew Simple Shapes

I kept everything in my
 Cook Book Binder
to stay organized.

I posted the
 post which details all of the supplies...
and all of the cutting and
 all about the sew along and how it worked.

I have also given the link there 
for the free PDF Download 
of the Sew Along Guide

to read that post.

Because you have the sew along guide before the sew along began you can easily have each block 
 and all borders cut and ready to go!

 Week One was 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

Week ten we made 
for that blog post

Week Eleven we made 
for that blog post

Week Twelve we made

for that blog post

All twelve with the applique completed!!!
In the end I decided on machine applique 
using the tiny zig-zag stitch.
Here are a few close ups of 
Henrietta and her eggs
with the machine applique.

I've already told you about my
 machine applique and hand applique 
tutorial that I did last year on 

But if you missed it
 and/or need a refresher

My first three chickens 
all trimmed up with the
 12 1/2" Trim-It Ruler 
and block borders added:)

All blocks are completed and ready
to sew into the quilt top:)
I pressed my seams open for the 
block border pieces
 and then pressed away from the 
appliquéd block when sewing them on.

I used my 16 1/2" Trim-It Ruler
to square up these blocks 
before sewing into the quilt top.

All of my quilt border blocks are completed
and ready to sew into rows!

I used my 8 1/2" Trim-It Ruler
to square up these blocks 
before sewing into the quilt top.

As I explained in the beginning...

Simply look at the photo and the layout
 on page 10 of the Sew Along Guide
to see the placement of the border blocks. 

Seeing the layout in black and white 
and also the colored photo of the 
finished quilt makes it simple
 to find placement of prints
 within each block and then placement.

The quilt is sewn together into
 vertical rows just like this...
super easy peasy!!

Here you can see one of my quilt 
border block side rows 
all ready to sew and go!!
I pressed all of my seams open
 on the border blocks as well
 and when joining the rows.

Backing and binding and
 Ric-Rac Vintage Trim 
all ready for the quilter.
for my tutorial on how I bind my quilts
 and how I add ric-rac in the binding.

Now for those of you doing the 
kitchen are all of the blocks
and you can of course place them
in your quilt wherever you 
would like to or you can
do exactly what I did...

Cook Book Kitchen Quilt
64" x 80"

I took a few photos for you in my kitchen
but the lighting wasn't great
so I took more out on my patio...
I hope you enjoy these photos
and you can see the beautiful quilting 
done by my friend Juli Stubbs.

Now for photos of the Chicken Salad Quilt!

Chicken Salad Quilt
64" x 80"

I'm so happy to have both quilts finished
and I am completely happy
with the way both turned out!

This sew along has been so fun
and I thank you all from the 
bottom of my heart for 
sewing along with me:)
I hope that each and every one of you
 have had a blast making your quilts!

Thanks again for joining me
and if you would like to 
see what's coming up next...
and watch my virtual spring quilt market:)

I go through and show you my 
next three collections and 
everything that goes along with them...

And several sneak peeks of
which is coming in July

Please do me a favor 
and let me know in the comments
 of my video if you like my new 
fabrics coming and my new notions...
and if you plan to join me
 for the next sew along:)
I'll chat with you later!


Little Quiltsong said...

Bee Ginghams and Calico fabrics especially have my heart - and the Gingham flower quilt will have to be made, maybe in both fabric lines :)!

Anonymous said...

I’ve already preordered my Prairie kit from fat quarter shop… love your new fabrics!!!!


Hi Lori, yes I plan to join you in both the Prarie and Calico sew alongs. I love the fabric and can't wait for the fabric requirements to be released so I can start ordering what I need.

Pam said...

Yes I dont want to miss any of your projects

Crazyaboutquilting said...

Thank you Lori, I adore all your projects! I love Prairie and will be purchasing lots of that fabric and I can't wait for that sew along!

Karen King said...

I am on love with your fabric and can not wait till we start Prairie. I have purchased my kit and i am waiting for it to arrive. I finished my Chicken salad and I love it. Thank you so much.

Unknown said...

This was so much fun! I’ve been working on both quilts. I have to admit that this is the first sew-along that I actually completed. Thank you for sharing your gift. I had not sewn for 3 years since having reconstructive surgery on my thumb. Then in Sept. 2020 my quilting BFF died. All this really sent me for a loop. It was physically and mentally despairing. I was feeling hopeless.
Lori, your Chicken Salad quilt got me back into my sewing room. My BFF loved chickens and your designs. She would have loved doing this sew along together. I have found myself smiling and looking forward to getting back at my machine every day. Thank you again for sharing your gift. Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

Hi I've just purchased the Farmhouse Star kit to quilt along from here in Lincolnshire UK. I absolutely love watching your you tube channel and I'm really looking forward to starting.

Anonymous said...


Deborah said...

They are both stunning, Lori!!
I have the applique set but have not had the time to start it yet, but I will someday soon!
Thank you and blessings for teaching how to do this,

Ms Polly please. said...

I plan to be with you in July . I love everything you do. All of your fabrics are awesome! One day I want to use some of your fabrics to make some summer dresses..

Anonymous said...

I would like to buy this kit

Carol Bax said...

Hi Lori, -working on your Remix mini series and looking forward to your
Prairie quilt. August 29th? Are you planning on putting that adorable prairie bonnet on a cup? See you in August........... :)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the next sew along!

Deb said...

This the most fun quilt i have ever made...cant wait to do next one...farmhouse stars.
Your fabrics...patterns...rulers...notions..are the best. Your tutorials are so helpful. Thank you so much.

Unknown said...

Pre order templates, can not wait to start Prairie

Unknown said...

Looking forward to the Prairie Sew a long! I did chicken salad and “my girls” out back approve! Did you do a quilt label for chicken salad? Did I miss it? I also did the flea market flowers and liked the quilt label : )

Troy said...

You are a great teacher on YouTube. I’ve been watching the crocheted granny squares. I have some thread coming today from FatQuarter Shop. Would love to enter for the yarn give away. Thank you so much for sharing your talents! Troy Adams

Liza said...

Lori, I have enjoyed watching you and learning from you, thank you so much for all you do. I'm excited to start Prairie Meadows quilt. When will the sew a long guide be available for us to print? I love cozy Christmas and have left it on our beds even in summer. lol Love, Love , Love all that you. love, Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

I will be making the Prairie Meadows quilt.
I love all your fabrics and notions.

Anonymous said...

I am planning on joining you for the prairie quilt along

Linda said...

I am planning on doing the Prairie quilt along with you. I pre-ordered my kit from Fat Quarter Shop. Just waiting to hear its available. Can't wait!

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