Thursday, June 27, 2013

Designer Tidbits: Ann Kelle, GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Welcome to the bright and colorful world of Ann Kelle! This year, Kelle debuted a fabulous new version of Jingle that is perfect for everyone who wants to add a splash of color to their Christmas decor. Today we are welcoming Kelle to chat with us about Jingle AND offering up a giveaway. Keep reading for more!


Q: Where did you find your original inspiration for this collection?
A: My new Jingle designs came from my ongoing love of Christmas.


Q: What was your “aha” moment in designing this collection?
A: My "aha" moment was when I added hats to my owls and birdies. They're Santa's little helpers.

Q: How do you decorate your home for Christmas?
A: I have a white Christmas tree, with colorful ornaments that are pops of color like pink, mint and yellow. I actually made my own Christmas bulbs this past year.


Q: How do you plan to decorate using Jingle this Christmas?
A: I'm not sure about home decorations, I'm a slow home decorator. But, I would really like for my family to have lounge pants made out of Jingle for Christmas morning.


Q: What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
A: Christmas breakfast after opening presents!


Q: When designing a new collection, how does your surroundings affect your direction?
A: I like to have a visually calm, peaceful environment while designing.
 

Q: What is your favorite print in the collection?
A: Hmm . . . the wreaths. But, I also think Santa is funny. It looks like he has his PJs on!

Q: Where do you find the inspiration for your illustrations? Are they usually people you know or figures you dream up?
A: I find inspiration from all around, but typically things from my childhood.

Q: What is the most challenging part of the design process?
A: Deciding on the final colors . . . I usually want to have a million-and-one color ways.

Q: Your use of color is very fresh and unique. Tell us about your approach to color, what colors you cling to and what colors you shy away from.
A: I love color! Typically I try to put pink in all my designs. These days I'm big fan of the color mint. One of the new color ways we're introducing in the Jingle prints is the "vintage" color way, which includes a mint-ish color.

And as a special treat, we are giving away a fat quarter bundle of Jingle! For a chance to win, take a look at the full Jingle collection and let us know which print is your favorite! A winner will be chosen on July 3, 2013. Good luck!

UPDATE! Shawn, who loves the Cobalt Festive Owls, is our lucky winner! We have sent you an email to claim your prize! Thanks for playing, everyone!

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Kim said...

I love the cobalt blue festival owls. Such a festive line.

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

They are all so great together. Hard to choose a favorite, but I'll go with the little birds, on green. :-)

Ramona said...

I love the whole collection but will pick jingle teal snowmen.

joanold said...

I love the Light Blue Festive Penguins. They look so cosy in their scarves and hats.

Anonymous said...

Love them all but going with the Santa on beige background.

mjb said...

Ooh I love the blue festive owls.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The Jingle White Festive Elves are the cutest!

Tiffany said...

This is SUCH a cute line! I think I agree with Kelle - I love the cute Santas in their pjs! :)

Sophie Brown said...

Can't wait for Christmas! I love the trees the best . . . but a tough choice!

Sarah said...

So cute! I like them all, but I think the wreaths on green has to be my favorite!

MtnJudy said...

My favorite fabric is the birdies! I love songbirds and these are festive little creatures.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love the white festive elves. So very cute!

Meredith said...

I love this cute line! I really love the wreaths in the black colorway.

Nancy said...

The teal festive owls make me smile!

Charlotte said...

I like all of them but the chubby birds in hats is my favorite.

Sandra Hernández said...

The penguins with mint background are awesome. I really need those.

Gail said...

I love the blue festive "Santa" and "Reindeer" Owls!!!! Too cute!!!!

Nancy B said...

After changing my mind a few times, I have decided my favorite design is the Jingle Green Festive Birds.

Cynthia Rathunde said...

I love the santa with the elves. The whole collection is great!

Jen said...

I LOVE the whole collection!! But if I have to choose it would be the snowmen, I love all things with snowmen:) but really don't like snow..

Angela CG said...

I love them all but I have to say my absolute favorite is the wreaths on black. The bright colors just pop off the fabric.

Jeanne said...

I love the snowman print. Cute fabric!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think the white Festive Birds are adorable!! Cute collection.

Christiana R. said...

I love the penguins with the blue background.... super cute! Would make some great pajamas. :)

Kelli said...

I love the little birdies in green. :) Would make a great Christmas pillow cover.

Kigwit said...

I have to say I really love the reindeer antlers on the owls!

Willa said...

I think the peguins are the favorite. At least at the moment.

Karen Phillips said...

love the blue penquins - I feel like dancing!

kristie said...

Love the birdies in their cute little hats on the green (lime).

Anonymous said...

Mine is the birdies, plump and adorable.
Lisa

Gill said...

I love the blue penguins!

Darlene said...

I have no luck winning but I had to leave a comment ... this line is stinkin' cute. I think my favorite print is the birdies with the Santa hats in any colorway.

Piececorps said...

I'm in love with this line! Soooo cute!! I think my favorite is the Light Blue Festive Penguins - penguins are extra festive with hats!! :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa Haines said...

I love the plump birdies with hats. They would be adorable stockings!

jlk said...

I love the owls. So cute!

Tammy said...

I love them all....But beign forced to choose oneit will be the white christmas trees. What a great line...Beautiful colors abound.

Abbe Coury said...

I am in LOVE with this line! My favorite is Jingle Cobalt Blue Festive Owls! Adorable!

Linda said...

I love them all so much! My fav is the owls on aqua background. Super cute. I will be collecting them all for sure. Thanks for the chance to win. fingers crossed.

Colleen M said...

It's hard to pick a favorite since they are all so cute but...the teal festive snowmen are adorable. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Jan Baker said...

I love the Festive Penguins but that's probably my favorite because I always get my son something with penguins on it for Christmas.

Aideen said...

So hard to pick one! Love the festive birds, I ve always been a fan of the spring birds line for kiddie quilts!

B Greene said...

I love the Jingle White Christmas Trees Yardage.

Pat said...

Those little birds on white is my favorite, for today. Love this collection!

tamidug said...

I adore the Teal Festive Owls print, cuz I love owls in general!! This line would be TOO much fun to make a Christmas quilt with!!
Tami
tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

Shannon said...

Love the light blue festive penguins

drmithome said...

All so cute, but my favorite is Jingle White Festive Elves.

Siobhán said...

What a cute collection! My favorite would be the elf prints.

Karen said...

Love, Love the teal owls!

Sue said...

The penguins are my favorite.
Sue at careyfamily dot org

normajean53 said...

I love the penguins with the blue background, Since a trip to Antartica I love anything pe guin and these are adorable.

Debi said...

Loving the penguins.

Amanda Tamayo said...

I have a thing for snowmen and love the teal background!

Pat S. said...

The birds with the hats are so cute. My granddaughter is going to love this! patseidle(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathleen OGrady said...

Very cute collection. My favorite is the Festive Elves, white or tan, they are adorable. Thanks for a chance to win!

Dana Gaffney said...

I love the little birds with Santa hats on green, so cute.

Miss Paula said...

I actually like the wreaths! They would fit into hexies!

Debi Horne said...

This is such a fun collection, but the cute jingle tan festive elves really caught my eye.

Debi Horne
debihorne54@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

*LOVE* the owlies!!

Julie said...

love the trees and all of the fabrics are fun.

Anonymous said...

Oh....the festive owls in cobalt blue. Just adorable

lesleyana said...

i love the white festive birds....so cute!

Tanya said...

Love the white Christmas trees!

Pamela V said...

Owls, always owls!

Anonymous said...

I love the Christmas trees in white!

Benjamin Ackiss said...

The Jingle Light Blue Festive Penguins are sooo stinking cute!

Debbie Weishaar said...

Oh my it's hard to pick just one. I like several of them. I would say the Teal Festive Snowmen! Thanks for the chance to win a fat quarter bundle of the Jingle collection!

Unknown said...

I favor the teal blue with the snowmen love them all Though!

Niki Holland said...

The green birds are adorable!

Sunnybec said...

The Festive Elves is my favourite. Thanks for the giveaway

pkrueger said...

I love the cobalt blue festival owls. This is a fun collection!
pattik@windstream.net

Amy Brown said...

Green background Penguin

StaceyJo said...

Oh my goodness I love the Green Festive Penguins and the Teal Festive Snowmen! So cute!!!

Linda Milward said...

Well how darn cute are those fabrics ?????? Even cuter when they end up ina Christmas quilt !! Love them, love them love them ,

Grace said...

I love the Green Festive Birds...very sweet

teresamnj said...

Love, love,love the white festive elves!!!

Cécile said...

Very hard to choose only one... the trees and argh we said 1!! Very nice designs!

Rachel Thomson said...

The cobalt blue festive owls are the best! Thanks for the giveaway:)

Twinstitches said...

It's so hard to decide with so many great Jingle prints. I am leaning toward the Festive Elves on white!

memmens said...

Wow Christmas fabrics already, but they are so gorgeous, I'm loving the Jingle White Festive birds.

Suzie H said...

I love the penguins! (All the prints are so cute, though!)

Kizzi said...

I love the festive owls. Especially the ones with antlers! Such a cute collection of fabric!

Lemonade Gal said...

First, I have to say -- Christmas morning lounge pants idea is AWESOME!! I like the pop of the colorful wreaths on the black. My kids are excited by the penguins.
~Michelle

Allison said...

I love the print with the little birds with Santa hats on. Would love to win some!

Honey said...

Oh my, the blue festive owls.

Holly B said...

I <3 the Festive Penguins!

hblaser at gmail dot com

FrizzyMom said...

My favorite is the Jingle Teal Festive Snowmen!

Anonymous said...

I like the wreath one

Paula Schumacher said...

I really like the elves with their beards and hats on the white background. They remind me of the elves in the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer show.

Monica said...

The Green Festive Penguins won me over thanks to a recent Sea World trip :) love them all!

Kim Cady said...

I LOVE the tangerine remix scatter dot. I'm dreaming of an orange Christmas:)

Ellie said...

Festive birds on green, methinks! what a cute line :)

Cecilia said...

I like the owls on blue. But the other prints are very cute too. Thanks!

Katy said...

I love the Jingle White festive birds but I love them all!

quilter lioness said...

I have a thing for snowmen!

judys said...

I love the red polka dots! and the green ones, and my daughter would love the orange dots, and my granddaughter would love the owls with hats. It's a wonderful collection!

Mike and Jen said...

I think my favorite are the wreaths

Therese Ruff said...

Love the cobalt blue festive owls, and all the dots.

Cheryl said...

Love the Jingle White Festive Birds! Such a fun collection of fabrics!

Melanie said...

I love the festive birds on green! The entire collection is great!

LIZBETH ADUNA said...

I love the jingle black wreaths, is beautiful how the colors contrast in the black background.

Chris S said...

The festive birds are adorable!

Anonymous said...

I love all of the fabric....I think the penguins...for now anyhows.

Sydney said...

The owls! Oh my gosh I love the owls with the Santa hats!!

Katie said...

I love the adorable penguins!!

NWNewbie said...

TOss up between the owls and birds but my little girl and I are VERY into owls these days sooooo I think they win :) :) What a FUN collection!

dawn jackson said...

I love, love, love the Santa & Elves fabric because some of the elves have bangs. So adorable!

sue in NZ said...

I just love the cute birds!! thank you for this lovely opportunity for some fabulous fabric

Rosa said...

Fun collections and together are just beautiful.

I love Jingle Teal Festive Snowmen

Marianne said...

birds with christmas hats on green! Love it!

Lori S said...

I Love the owls with the Santa hats and antlers!!!! I am starting to collect owls to go with my quilting business and this fabric would be perfect for a Christmas Quilt - Deckade the halls perhaps? Love this! Hope you pick me.

Jennifer said...

My favorite one is the colbolt owls one. I love owls

Christine M said...

All of the fabrics are gorgeous. My favourite is the little birds! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

TracyLY79 said...

I absolutely love the Light Blue Festive Penguins! My kids and I love penguins!! I'd wrap my entire house in this if I could!

b970f530-7cc2-11e2-b1d2-000bcdcb471e said...

Very hard to choose just one. The snowmen win because they got the giggle from my grandson.

Rita McCart said...

As much as I love the lime scatter dots I'm going to pick the Jingle green festive birds. They're so cute with their little hats! :)

Kelley said...

If I have to pick just one favorite, then I'd have to say the snowmen. But those penguins on the light blue background is a close second.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I think the Jingle Green Festive Birds would make a cute quilt border for my new granddaughter's Christmas quilt. :)

~Diana said...

I love the birdies!

Anonymous said...

They are all so bright and fun, but I would probably have to say the penguins on light blue background and the snowmen on light blue background.





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Mel said...

eep! how do i pick ONE???

have to go with the elves if i can only have one...

but i want them ALLLLLLL! LOL

tickledpeep@yahoo.com

Bev Brookens said...

Love the little elves, would love to win!!!

Julie said...

Jingle green festive penguins is my favorite. I think my baby grandson would love something fun made with this! :)

Sarah said...

The little penguins are super cute, but I could say that about the whole collection!

jen said...

The entire line is super adorable!! I especially love the Jingle Teal Owls! :D

Michelle said...

All of these are so adorable. I love them all! My favorite is the Festive Owls on Teal.

Patty said...

My favorite is the birds with the hats on. The full line is darling.

Joan H. said...

I simply love this collection of fabrics. They are all so adorable. My favorite is the Jingle white festive Elves however.

kathy nielson said...

I love the simple patterns. Easy to work with,

Sharrob said...

What adorable fabrics! I can just imagine a quilt made from all of them. However, the santas and the owls are my faves. Would be hard pressed to choose only one!

Anonymous said...

The little Christmas birds in their Santa hats...I really love it all to be honest!!!

Vanessa said...

Luv Luv Luv the Birds with the hats! Thanks!!!

Wanda Gilliam said...

I LOVE the entire collection!! If I had to choose, I would probably choose the wreaths on the black background. Thanks for a chance to win these incredible fabrics!!

sewnmariposa said...

Tie between the Jingle Elves either color and the Festive birds!

Helen said...

I particularly love the Festive Penguins in light blue, but the whole line is gorgeous.

Catherine B said...

I love those owls!!!

Kris said...

All of the prints are cute but the
Jingle Cobalt Blue Festive Owls are jumping out of the collection for me. I started looking for cute owl fabrics a few years ago for my mom, but now that she has passed, I still enjoy them.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I'm surprised not more people said the birds with hats on green! It's an adorable print! I like them all though, and I just love her remix chevrons....my favorite fabric ever!

Margaret said...

I have to say the teal owls is my favorite if i have to pick just one. I love them all

Crystal said...

Hard to pic one fav!!! I love them all they are all kid friendly prints!!!!! Love the festive snowmen and christmas trees and birds

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scottylover said...

Love those penguins, especially the light blue background with them on it. The whole line is adorable, too!

Sandy A

Patty Ghering said...

I love Santa but all all great!

Lisa E. said...

I love them all. If I must choose one, the pemguins on blue.

Nancy said...

I like the Jingle white Christmas trees.

Joolz said...

I love the little owls n the Santa hats :)

robin said...

I like the festive birds! So cute!

Cyndi said...

Love the birds on green background. The entire line is very rich and colorful!

Nicolle Loughman said...

I love the Jingle Teal Festive Snowmen. So cute!

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Janarama said...

All of the prints are fabulous but since I have to choose I pick the Jingle White Christmas Trees

Amy said...

This whole set is super cute but I think my favorites are the festive elves on white and the festive birds!

Dale said...

I love Santas of all kinds and this one is no exception. My favorite one is the santa print followed by the snowmen.

Madeleine said...

They are all so adorable, but I like Teal Festive Owls the most!

Shirley said...

Picking just one is awfully hard! My favorite is the birds with owls second. They are all so adorable! How can anyone resist this temptation?

Moneezzy (: said...

I really love the wreath (:

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CraftyHourMom said...

It's all so cute! I think my faves are the penguins and birdies. So fun!

Thanks for the chance! :)

-Laura (www.CraftyHour.com)

Kacey Queen said...

I love the Jingle Green Festive Birds, but they are all sooooo cute!

jan said...

The entire line is adorable! I love the Penguins on aqua! too cute.

Anonymous said...

I love the Festive Elves!

Lisa Marie said...

So cute! My favorite is Jingle Green Festive Birds.

Tamie said...

The green festive birds are really cool. Thanks for the giveaway.

ledamewood said...

I love the festive snowmen. Thanks for the chance to win this charming FQ bundle.

Cathy Johnson said...

My favorite is the festive elves!

MissMary said...

My favorite is the white festive birds - and second favorite is black wreaths! (If only there were black festive birds... I'm with Kelle, I'd love more colourways!)

llavmc said...

I love the owls with the Santa hats. So cute!

Melanie said...

I can't wait for Christmas! If I had to pick a favorite it would be Festive Green Birds. I love the little Santa hats!

Lorraine said...

I love all the bright prints, but my favorite is the penguins on light blue.

mik41 said...

Oh my gosh - this is the cutest, sweetest collection I've seen in a long time!!! I love them ALL, but if I'm "forced" to choose, I would have to say the owls on blue - they are so cute!!!!

Kim

Jacklynn said...

I love the festive birds in green -the hats are too cute!

waycatholic.com said...

The penguins are adorable. And I agree with Ann, Santa is funny!

Lindsay_Loris said...

The little green birdies!

Amelia Perkins said...

My favorite is the light blue festive penguins! they are so cute!!

Judy1522 said...

I like the penguins on the light blue fabric.

Pamcakes said...

Love the "jingle tan festive elves" love the vintage holiday colors!
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Paula said...

i've never really been a fan of owl fabrics but the Jingle Teal Festive Owls is just too cute not to love. The way those big owl eyes peek out from under santa hats... adorable

CM said...

Love the Jingle Teal Festive owls... Especially those owls trying to be reindeers <3!!

caila@gmx.net

maggietucker10 said...

I love love the little birds on the green. SO sweet!!
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Relíquia said...

I love the Jingle Green Festive Birds. Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed :)

Chris10256 said...

I collect owls, so Jingle Cobalt Blue Festive Owls is my favorite!

Anonymous said...

I love them all! The Festive Birds in all the colors are fabulous. I can see using the Remix Red Scatter Dots in lots and lots of projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

nkadenver at Yahoo.com
Nancy in Denver

Jodie said...

I like the green festive birds.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I love the festive owls on teal. Who would have thought owls for Christmas would be a perfect fabric.

The Patchsmith said...

I love the Jingle Christmas trees.

Mom C said...

What fun fabric! I think the penguins and snowmen are my favorites. Thanks.

It's A Wonderful said...

They're all fabulous! I like the Jingle Birds, but really, any one of them would be a treasure!

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

I especially love the owls. I have a collection of owls. I also like the birds.

Kristin Hajny said...

This is one of the cutest fabric lines I have seen. I love the little birds in the santa hats. Too cute.

Mom C said...

I'm thinking boys here and I think Robotics or Safari would be fun. Thanks.

Mom C said...

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Laura Fedewa said...

My favorite is the white festive birds. So cute!

Vicki H said...

A great collection, one of my favorites is Jingle Light Blue Festive Penguins.

Anonymous said...

Wreaths with black BG

Céline GERIN said...

Hi there from France ;-)
I love all of them and especially light blue very festive penguins.
Xoxo

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Jingle Light Blue Festive Penguins is SO cute.

janie said...

thanks for this fun offer, I love them all but especially the funny santas in any color.

Dianna Whitehead said...

Hi! My favorite is the light blue penguins!! They are so adorable! Thank you for the chance to win!

Charlene O'Connell said...

No fair, you want us to pick one?? I love them all but will give my top three favorites. I love pink, so my first would be the pink birds. Second is the Santa and elves, I have three boys and the elves remind me of them. Lastly would be the owls, they are very popular now and Christmas themed ones are a twist on the season.

Vickie Adkins said...

I like the Jingle White Christmas Trees. They just seem to brighten up the Christmas season. I also like the Festive Birds with Santa Hats. Again the colors and addition to each makes for a brighter Christmas Season. Good Job!

Katie Cohagen said...

The owls are my fav! My daughter loves owls so I would love to make her a few things with this bundle!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

I love the penguin with the light blue background. So adorable. Penguins are very hard to find...

Sharon said...

This is an adorable line but if I have to pick one it would be the birds on green...they are just adorable.

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