The style of the quilt was sophisticated, not at all comical, so having Santa and his Reindeer appear as if real was a must. And he had to be flying which meant a sled, and his Reindeer had to be flying as well so this meant movement.
No wonder I left this block until last!
I was not lucky enough to catch Santa on my camera whilst in Italy, so my inspiration had to come from elsewhere. After scanning through lots of pictures for ideas and after many sketches, my Santa block started to emerge.
I used a variegated, red embroidery thread and added some hand pieced stars for some extra festive fun.
Finally I was up to the borders and once again my inspiration turned to Italy.