Mighty Magnus Quilt Patterns – Full Set of 6 Dinosaur Patterns


I’m pleased to bring you textile artist Annette Frye’s newest quilt pattern series, Mighty Magnus. The 6 downloadable-PDF patterns in the series were inspired by her great nephew. Little Magnus was born with a genetic disorder. He fought a mighty fight but, in the end, Magnus lost his battle when he was just 2 years old. Designing these adorable patterns was Annette’s way of honoring her precious boy. She and I hope that you will find joy in creating these critters. We think they’ll delight any little person who is enthralled with dinosaurs.

As a mom of 2 military sons (both Air Force), supporting our military personnel and their families is dear to Annette’s heart. A portion of profits from the Mighty Magnus series dinosaur quilt patterns will be donated to the EOD Warrior Foundation. “EOD” stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the disarming, rendering safe, and disposal of explosive hazards. Annette’s son services as an EOD specialist. For more information about the foundation, visit the EOD Warrior Foundation website.

I’m pleased to bring you all 6 quilt patterns in textile artist Annette Frye’s new series Mighty Magnus. The quilt patterns (available as a downloadable PDFs) start with simple freezer paper template piecing to create six different dinosaur panels and then adds traditional sashing, floating cornerstones and a border to finish the quilt top. The pupils and nostrils are attached using raw-edge applique. The panels may look like foundation paper piecing, but they’re not. This is traditional piecing using freezer paper as your templates. If you can put 2 pieces of fabric together with a quarter-inch seam allowance, you can do this!

Quilting fabric that works well with these quilt patterns includes ombre prints such as Stonehenge Ombres (Northcott) and solids or textured solids such as Shadow Play (Maywood Studios), Painter’s Palette solids (Paintbrush Studio Fabrics), Robert Kaufman’s KONA Cottons, or Moda’s Bella Solids.

If you wish to purchase only a single pattern, you can find those available individually in my online shop. Check out my shop for the item that includes all 6 patterns.

Special Notes:

  1. This pattern purchase is for 6 dinosaur designs and includes directions to complete a 63″ x 74.5″ quilt.
  2. You’ll find time-saving tips throughout these patterns.
  3. A separate chart for enough yardage for the 6 different patterns is also included as the 7th downloadable file.
  4. While you may print out the entire set of instructions on regular paper for your use, you’ll only need to print out the patterns at the back of each set of instructions on freezer paper. Here are the page numbers to print out on freezer paper for each dinosaur:

Ankylosaurus – pages 7-10
Brontosaurus – pages 7-10
Dilophosaurus – pages 7-11
Stegosaurus – pages 7-10
Triceratops – – pages 7-10
Tyrannosaurus Rex – pages 7-11