Handy Andy Quilt Block

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Skill level: Intermediate

There are several quilt blocks that go by the name "Handy Andy." Back in the day, "Handy Andy" referred to someone who was really useful and could easily improvise with what they had on hand. I think the modern day equivalent would be "McGuiver!"  If I ever invent a block that I think is a particularly versatile design, I think I'll name it the McGuiver Quilt Block, or maybe Tim the Toolman!

This particular version is a 5-patch. What sets this version apart is the Central "wrench." (Note the patches in black in my example block.)

Below are some images of how groupings of the quilt block might look in a quilt.

Illustration of a grouping of Handy Andy Quilt Blocks 2
A grouping of Handy Andy Quilt Blocks
Illustration of a grouping of Handy Andy Quilt Blocks 1

Block Construction

Image of Exploded version of Handy Andy Block
Exploded version of Handy Andy Block

Coloring Sheets

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