Santa was a blast to get done. He's mostly done with applique of your choice so there are no secret tricks or tips here. Just have fun with him, take you time doing his face and little thread parts and keep him neat.
I've been adding more capitol letters to the blocks and this was one that worked great for just that purpose. A big capitol S started out the S is for Santa wording perfectly! Keep him a bit larger until you know what his trimmed size will be.