Sugar Fox Block Tutorial–52 Blocks Quilt Along

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I’m sure you’re all here bright and early because you just can’t wait to see what ‘twist’ I put on a tradition block today.  I’m pretty sure y’all will like this one…

Sugar Fox Block Tutorial for

52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

Finished Block Size – 8.5” x 8.5”

For this block tutorial I twisted the traditional ‘Sugar Bowl Block’ and made it into a fun fox! It’s basically just one block, made four times and then a little bit of appliqué. The basic block is another great block to know how to make because it’s easy to manipulate it to create many different looks. I hope you enjoy the Sugar Fox Block!

Cutting Instructions

Fabric 1 – (red)

1 – 5” square

Fabric 2 (orange)

1 – 5” square

Fabric 3 (orange with hexagons)

1 – 5” square

Fabric 4 (light blue – bkgrd)

1 – 5” square

Fabric 5 (orange with gold)

1 – 4” square

Fabric 6 (black/dk grey)

1 – 2.5” x 4”


4” square piece of sewable fusible (I prefer Heat N Bond Lite but use whichever one you like best)

2.5” x 4” rectangle of nonsew fusible (I prefer Heat N bond Ultra)


Start by drawing a diagonal line on the wrong side of your background square, fabric 4. Sandwich Fabric 4 right sides together with Fabric 1.

Sew a scant ¼” seam on both sides of the line.

Cut along the line you drew. This doesn’t have to be perfect so you can use a scissors if you wish.

Iron towards the darker fabric. Do not trim down.

Now, draw a line from the corner of Fabric 4 to the corner of Fabric 1 on both HSTs you just made. Layer one on right sides together with Fabric 2 and one right sides together with Fabric 3. The HSTs will be smaller than the squares. Eyeball to center them on the fabrics.

Sew a scant ¼ seam on both sides of the lines you drew.

Cut in half.

Iron towards Fabrics 2 and 3.

Trim to 4.5” squares. If we just sewed these four blocks together we would have the Sugar Bowl Block. That’s too simple though – anyone see the fox yet? I do want you to sew these four pieces together now though. Then we’ll get to the fun stuff!

Trace the eye and nose shapes onto the non-sew fusible and iron to the wrong side of Fabric 6. Templates on page 6 (or feel free to draw your own).

Trace the ear pieces onto the sewable fusible and iron to the wrong side of Fabric 5.

Cut the five pieces out.

Lay the pieces out on your fox as shown in the diagram above. Iron down.

The eyes and nose don’t need to be appliquéd on since we used a non-sew fusible, but I used a blanket stitch to sew the ears on. When fusing your pieces be sure to remember that there will be a ¼” missing from each side once these blocks get sewn to other blocks.

Your ‘Sugar Fox’ is complete! I hope you enjoyed making him!

Thanks for following along and I hope you enjoyed this block tutorial!

I’m thinking a round of ‘Woodland Creatures’ added to my ‘Road Trip to California’ Medallion Quilt would be pretty neat.  We’ll just have to see though…

Get a FREE printable PDF by heading to my Craftsy page and getting the Free Sugar Fox Block Pattern.   Don’t wait too long though!  In one month there will be a small fee for the Printable PDF pattern…you’ll always be able to view it on my blog for free though.

I can’t wait to see what all your blocks look like!  Be sure to share you blocks and any projects you make using your blocks onto our flickr group: 52 Blocks Quilt Along

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1 comment:

  1. I didn't find this soon enough to download but, to me, this looks like an alien. I'm going to save it until I find enough other ideas to make a theme quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!


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