The big Santa needed more detail on the applique. Not only to secure the applique from poofing out, but , as he is the focal point, he needed to be special.
Some outlining, curved lines and swirly fill on his pants. I had fun with the beard too !
All designs were done freehand or with my Ronda Beyer cross hatch ruler. The only computerized designs were the feathers underneath the holly leaf border and the holly swirl in the corners of the Santa . So Fine thread in a soft cream and some clear thread in some of the applique.
The designer of this pattern is Pearl Pereira www.p3designs.com Please stop over and see all her beautiful patterns. She has some brand new ones, just loaded on her site.
Ooops, almost forgot,. the Jingle Bell border is a digitized design by Anne Bright