This is my entry to the virtual quilt show of Christmas quilts that SewCalGal is hosting.
Each of the blocks has several small pieces which made it quite time consuming to piece--not a good last minute Christmas decoration, but fun to make! The Santa blocks have 24 pieces each. To speed up the process, I cut actual size templates from freezer paper, then stacked 5 reds, whites, backgrounds, etc. and ironed the freezer paper pieces on the top of the stack allowing space around them. Then I cut through all the layers with the ruler and rotary cutter, adding the seam allowance, which worked because each of the pieces has straight sides. It wasn't super accurate, but was quicker with all the little pieces. I did the same thing with the tree blocks (18 pieces each) and the tree border pieces.
In answer to some questions I've had, yes, the Santa hat is three dimensional, with a jingle bell at the end--here's a closer view of it:
If you'd like to enter one of your Christmas quilts in the show, you can read the rules (or visit the other quilts in the show) at SewCalGal's page. You'll find many lovely quilts full of inspiration certain to get you in the mood for Christmas!