September 04, 2014

Jack of all Trades ... Master of None

Lots of men and women are pretty "handy" around the house or yard or just, in general. We all know many things that are not necessarily considered a talent, but are great skills to have. Hence we are called a "Jack (or Jill) of all Trades and Master of None".
Handy Andy quilt block - image copyright W. Russell,
Handy Andy

So, today I thought you might like to see a quilt block called Handy Andy. This block is built on a five grid and it can be made in many different sizes -- most commonly as a 10" quilt block, but I have given you the instructions for several different sizes.

Download the free Handy Andy quilt block pattern.

Quotes about being handy / successful

  • "When one must, one can."
      ~ Charlotte Whitton

  • "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure."
    Image courtesy of posterize at
    A Handyman's friend

    ~ Mark Twain

  • "The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary."
    ~ Thomas Edison

    and finally ...

  • "No. Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try. [Star Wars IV]"
    ~ Yoda

Handy Andy quilt block image © W. Russell,
Utility knife image courtesy of posterize at

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