Mighty Magnus Quilt Patterns – TRICERATOPS Dinosaur


I’m pleased to bring you textile artist Annette Frye’s newest quilt pattern series, Mighty Magnus. The 6 down loadable-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.

The Triceratops dinosaur pattern is one of 6 quilt patterns in textile artist Annette Frye’s new series Mighty Magnus. The pattern (available as a downloadable PDF pattern) starts with simple freezer paper template piecing to create 6 Triceratops panels and then adds traditional sashing, floating cornerstones and a border to finish the quilt top. The pupil and nostrils are attached using raw-edge applique. The panel may look like foundation paper piecing, but it’s 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.

To make a quilt with all 6 quilt patterns, you can purchase the full set. Check out my shop for the item that includes all 6 patterns.

Special Notes:

  1. This pattern purchase is only for the Triceratops design and includes directions to complete a 63″ x 74.5″ quilt (6 panels of the same dinosaur).
  2. You’ll find time-saving tips throughout these patterns.
  3. While you may print out the entire instructions on regular paper for your use, you’ll only need to print out the pattern at the back of the instructions on freezer paper. Here are the page numbers to print out on freezer paper for this dinosaur: Triceratops – pages 7-10