12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun!!! Day 01

This is the event that I look forward to each year all year long. Yes, I love the row along, but 12 Days is an event that I do by myself on my own blog each year. No one else is involved. Like the Row Along this year, this is my 5th year of doing this 12 Days event. Each year it always starts on a different date, but I try to get it started near the first of December. It just happens that the first was on a Sunday this year and I do not like to post on weekends as most of you already know. I only do it when I feel it’s necessary, but rarely ever on a Sunday.

Many of you have been with me these last 5 years so you already know how this event works. However, if your new to my blog and this event, while I try to keep rules and guidelines to a minimum, there, unfortunately, has to be some. Please see the bottom of this post for those guidelines. The biggest one is All Downloads expire within 24 hours or the next post-release each day.

While I’m later than I wanted to be this morning, I needed to fix some issues on my blog. I’ve been trying to find a problem that I’m having with images currently with uploading them. This has been very annoying of late and I realized I really needed to fix it before I started this event today. So I spent the better part of the night trying to figure out which plugin was causing my issues. It is better right now, but the problem is not totally resolved, unfortunately.

Patterns this year include some pieced blocks, some continuous line blocks, mostly applique, and of course my traditional nativity, and snowman block.

Now, to the first free pattern of this event. This is part of a set of patterns, cute little toppers that give you a face, but the background of the face is the same as the background you choose for your block. It’s quite fun to play with the colors for this and you can net some amazing results from them. You are receiving the 9-inch block in this set. The pattern is the Unicorn.

Free Download has Expired
I have created a full set of these patterns for those who like this look. They are quick and easy to do.

Bundled at 21.50 Regular Price
Intro Price 25% off with coupon code: 12Days-Day01
Coupon Expires December 18, 2019
Purchased Individually, the price would be 31.50

You can also buy the patterns individually at 3.50 each, however, I have not added a discount for these patterns.

As always, these patterns come in 3 sizes, 6, 9, and 12-Inch
Unfortunately licensing restrictions do not allow me to create machine embroidery files or SVG files for these patterns.
These patterns were inspired by the artwork of Dorky Doodles

Basic Guidelines For This Event:

All downloads expire at the time of the next release or hopefully within 24 hours of the last post. During this event, I have two doctor’s appointments in the next 12 days, so posting tomorrow and next Wednesday maybe later in the day. Those of you who know me, that no matter what a previous days download stays up for 24 hours at the very least, after 24 hours it’s subject to expiration. I am very strict about this requirement. I will not send you a free pattern if you miss the deadline.

Patterns posted on Fridays, run the entire weekend giving my weekend visitors a chance to get at least one pattern during this event. I didn’t do this last year and I was sad about being so strict, so I’ve gone back to keeping them up for the weekend.

All downloads are on Payhip. – Payhip doesn’t like mobile downloads, so be prepared to send it to your email, Dropbox, google drive, or any other cloud service you may use if you are using a mobile device to download with. All payhip items are sent an email with the download link even tho you can download right after the purchase in your browser. If you’re on a mobile phone tho, wait until your on a device that you can use later. I do not own any mobile devices, so I do not know how to send it to your email, or a cloud service, I’m sure there are youtube videos or how to’s on the web to help you with this. Please get your download done the same day, as I delete these downloads after the expiration and they are removed from Payhip servers, they are not there forever for you to download freely.

If I made a mistake on a free pattern, the update will be fixed and everyone who downloaded it within the proper time frame will receive an email with the new download link to download it. You have 24 hours to get that done.

I will try to be posted by 6 am mst each day, but I’m not known for being on time during this event, so please know I will post as soon as possible. I’ve always ended this event on time tho, so don’t worry all 12 patterns will get posted.

See My Previous Year Patterns Here.
2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

My Friends Who Are Doing Other Events During December
and all have started.

Quilt Art

This is Janeen’s 7th year of doing a 12 Days event and her theme this year is of elves.
Janeen is the only other blogger giving away a pattern a day besides myself.






Twelve Days of Christmas
Miss P Designs USA

My friends Sharon and Susan at Miss P Designs USA are holding there first event for 12 Days which started December 01, 2019.

They have plans to share recipes, tutorials, and patterns during there 12 Days.




Helen Godden


Helen Godden is doing another Christmas event on her Facebook page this year
(everyone whether on FB or not should be able to participate)
I have a lot of admiration for Helen’s work. She is a true quilt artist who freely shares her knowledge with us.
She is extremely gifted and is one of the few people who’s botm’s I have chosen to pay for.
Don’t miss this event, it is so worth the effort to learn her techniques.



Cya Tomorrow,

Marry Christmas From Seams To Be Sew

I am an affiliate of the above companies when you click one of these links and purchase something, I earn a little bit of a commission with it. I use this money to help maintain my website and offer my free patterns to you. Every little bit helps, thank you so much for clicking and for your support. I don’t just offer up these brands to you I actually use their products and shop at these places. I would never partner with someone whose products I didn’t use.

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27 thoughts on “12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun!!! Day 01

  1. The unicorn was so cute that I had to have all nine patterns, can’t wait to make this for my great granddaughter.

  2. very cute Marian! thank you. i’ve downloaded the pdf. but can’t tell if there is an embroidery design too. if there is one, giong into payhip it does not come up.

  3. Wie immer eine wunderschöne Idee. Ich wollte ich hätte
    auch eine solche Fantasie; wirklich super toll

  4. Oh Marian…these are just too cute! I love the name Dorky Doodles too! LOL!! Thanks for this wonderful Christmas gift! I’m heading over to check out the others too.

  5. Your patterns are adorable (no surprise), and since I am on my mobile, I will be back in a couple of hours to download the bundle. Thank you, and take time to take good care of yourself.

  6. As usual, Marian, these are great … I did download today’s but will be away from the 4th to the 12th. If I’m not able to get the free ones, I will gladly pay for the ones I miss. Thank you so much for all you do …

  7. Thank you so much. My heart to you for your computer problems, sometimes I want to throw it away, but then I have to start again.
    Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

  8. Thank You . I have a ton of projects on the go but just put this at the top of the list. Love your creativity 🙂

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