Monday, May 2, 2022

Chicken Salad Sew Along - Week Twelve!!


Hello again and happy Monday!!!
Welcome to week twelve of the 
Sew Along!
I said week twelve:)

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:)

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

Last week we made 
for that blog post

Let's get started making
FLORENCE and her baby chick!

Here is my FLORENCE 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-3
1 - M-4 (reversed) 
  2 - M-12  
 1 - M-15
1 - 23 (reversed)
1 - 24 (reversed
1 - M26 

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:)

I did manage to trace my M-4 reversed...

But for some reason I did not
 end up tracing my 
baby chick in reverse...

After sewing it's time to clip all of the 
cleavage and inner curves in the 
appliqués for Florence 
and her baby before 
turning and shaping.
I think my other wing was 
lost on the floor at this point lol

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! 

Florence is looking for her 
baby chick who is apparently
 feeling a little independent:)
 Time to 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 
Hand Mixer Block
You can find the pattern on page 67
of my Farm Girl Vintage 2 Book.

 Sew cute!!

You can embroider yours like
 in the book instructions 
and like I usually do...
but for this quilt I thought it
would be fun to use my small
Vintage Trim in the COTTAGE
for the cord.
I un-picked a few stitches 
where the cord goes in the plug and mixer
to insert the trim ends.
I used my Easy Trace Light Box 
and traced the cord pattern 
from the book...
then placed small dots of glue 
onto the traced lines...
a few at a time and then pinned the 
trim onto the line and the glue.
I'll sew the cord onto the background 
and applique those two seams
 closed that I unpicked.


Have fun each week
making your kitchen block!

I hope you enjoy week twelve
 of the Chicken Salad Sew Along:)

Thanks for joining me and
I'll be right back here on my blog
next Monday for the
where I'll show you my
Chicken Salad Quilt
all quilted!
I'll also show you my quilted  
Cook Book Kitchen Quilt 
 that I pieced 
with the Farm Girl Block
 from my Farm Girl Vintage Books!

I'll chat with you then:)

This week I'm sharing another 
easy peasy family favorite recipe.
In cooler weather it pairs well with 
baked potatoes and green salad.
In warmer weather it goes well with
 potato or pasta salad and 
fresh corn on the cob.


One whole chicken - cut up
1 cup celery - chopped
1 green pepper - diced 
1 onion - diced
3 Tablespoons Crisco
4 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 Tablespoons vinegar
1 1/4 cup ketchup
1 Tablespoon  mustard
4 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/4 cups water
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350* 
Using a large frying pan, 
brown all of the chicken pieces in Crisco.
Place chicken in casserole dish.
Place onion into frying pan with 
Crisco and saute.
Add all remaining ingredients 
into frying pan with onion, 
cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Pour BBQ sauce over chicken and 
bake for 1 hour.
Leftovers make a great BBQ Chicken Sandwich:)


Priscilla said...

Wow, how cute! I have the pattern book and intend when I get much better than I am to make the farm girl quilt. Do you have the blog for each step?

Anonymous said...

I’m glad we’re almost finished! The BBQ chicken sounds really good.

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