Designer Tidbits: Ellen Crimi-Trent - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Ellen Crimi-Trent

The Fat Quarter Shop is excited to welcome Ellen Crimi-Trent to the Jolly Jabber. Ellen’s latest fabric collection is Critters from Clothworks.

What was the first seed that grew into the Critters collection?

The Critters collection was an extension of the popular Beetle Boy fabric but with uses for girls as well as boys. I have a love of all kinds
of critters and animals as you can see from my other collections and nothing is more fun than those summer critters.

What are 3 words you would choose to describe this collection?

1. fun
2. colorful
3. versatile- whereas you can make something geared towards girls as well as boys depending on how you use the collection.

What single print/SKU in the collection is your favorite (can only pick one!)?

My favorite pattern is the allover frog pond print in green. I had created this image awhile ago and thought it would look so great in a fabric collection- so there you go. I also sell a print of this image that goes with the collection on my Etsy shop.

What is your dream project using this collection?

My dream project with this collection……. humm there are so many fun things that I would love to make but top on my list would be probably a cute pillow/blanket.
You know those blankets that when folded turn into a pillow and on the front of the pillow I would do a fun applique’ using the fabrics. If I had a girl instead of 2 boys
I would love to make a dress, I am thinking my friends little girls would probably like one, so we shall see.

Ellen’s Silly Secrets:

1. What music are you listening to right now?

I am listening to all kinds of music now, I love Katy Perry, Micheal Buble, Linkin Park, Adele, etc.

2. What is your guilty pleasure food?

Always potatoes- french fries, potato chips!!

3. Work and life essentials aside, what is the activity you spend the most time doing?

If I am not working I am actually working out, I have refound my love for exercise again, or I am gardening.

4. Do you have any pets and what are their name(s)?

We have fish and lizards- no names – haa

5. Your biggest pet peeve?

Cleaning- I have 2 young children and I hate cleaning all the time!!