Apologies for the Slowness.

Just a quick note to let you all know that I have been overloaded lately and have had almost no time to attend to the site. If you are waiting for an email, I apologize, please bear with me! I really thought I would be able to get the Quilt Market posts done in less than the ridiculous-feeling two months this time around, but, nope! And people are starting to write worried emails about the Sales Alerts — they will return this weekend if all goes as planned. OK, thank you, carry on!

Spring Quilt Market 2013: More Kokka

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{ This one was a no-brainer for the lead photo! By Candy Party. }

At Spring Market, Kokka showed some collections from designers Wood World (though that might just be the collection name and the designs are in-house), Candy Party, and Plump Cheeks. The latter is responsible for the wackadoo photorealistic stuffed animal prints alluded to in the previous post.

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{ We are just going to go ahead and refer to these guys as direwolves. }

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The Plump Cheeks assortment:

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Candy Party references the 60s and 80s respectively with these first two prints:

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And a horse-race-themed print, because why not.

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And let’s not forget Hello Kitty! Note Hello Kitty as patriotic American/Elvis. Nice.

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Keli Faw is the owner of Drygoods Design, a delightful destination for lovingly curated fabrics, gifts, and packaging. Started online, you can also visit the storefront and sewing studio make*do*mend in Seattle, WA.

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Trefle

The in-house selections and other lesser-known designer collections from the Seven Islands family were full of the wonderful, the crazy, and memorable. From illustrated fruit (strawberries are everywhere it seems) and botanicals to rather creepy furry stuffed animals, Kokka is reliable for keeping it interesting and more often than not, lovely.

First, some new Trefle. I know them best for their large-scale prints, but there’s quite a variety here — including some very small prints too.

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elephants

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pigs

cats

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Strawberries. And ants!

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A collection of many animals:

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Getting super bright and bold with these geo-animal-cheater prints:

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This is the Trefle I know best. This season, there’s a more authentic Russian spin on the matroyshka theme, paired with a European folk-inspired kitchen print:

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Keli Faw is the owner of Drygoods Design, a delightful destination for lovingly curated fabrics, gifts, and packaging. Started online, you can also visit the storefront and sewing studio make*do*mend in Seattle, WA.

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Melody Miller

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Melody Miller’s latest Ruby Star collection, Ruby Star Polka Dot, has both the 61” cotton linen and the 45” heavier canvas linen blend. If you’ve been jonesing for the viewfinders, well you’re in luck! They’re back and in updated colors. The arrow print is also an early favorite of many.

 

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Keli Faw is the owner of Drygoods Design, a delightful destination for lovingly curated fabrics, gifts, and packaging. Started online, you can also visit the storefront and sewing studio make*do*mend in Seattle, WA.

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Melimba

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Tiny Dancer by melimba — Kokka’s newest design team (from Texas! Wooo!) — is a fun collection that is sweet without leaving cavities. The floral prints could easily be for adults and I think the biggest hit for any person who likes to sew are the coordinating stripes. Perfection.

 

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Keli is the owner of Drygoods Design, a delightful destination for lovingly curated fabrics, gifts, and packaging. Started online, you can also visit the storefront and sewing studio make*do*mend in Seattle, WA.

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Ellen Luckett-Baker

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Folk Modern, Ellen Luckett-Baker’s second collection for Kokka, showcases Ellen’s classic yet fun sensibility. The simplicity and beauty of Stamped is there, with just another layer added. Not making it more complicated, just more depthand still phenomenal and highly useful in a full range of projects.

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tulips

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trees

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horses

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Keli is the owner of Drygoods Design, a delightful destination for lovingly curated fabrics, gifts, and packaging. Started online, you can also visit the storefront and sewing studio make*do*mend in Seattle, WA.

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Nani Iro

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Naomi Ito continues to wow with her 2013 Nani Iro prints and new Basic collection. New colors in some of her popular staples make for some really wonderful apparel pieces and a couple of prints in a heavier linen canvas blend will be amazing for bags and structured apparel. I believe her ability to maximize the width of a fabric is unparalleled.

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landscapeyellow

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herringbonelight

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ampersand

herringbone

cooing

wonderworld

gingham-blueblack

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Keli is the owner of Drygoods Design, a delightful destination for lovingly curated fabrics, gifts, and packaging. Started online, you can also visit the storefront and sewing studio make*do*mend in Seattle, WA.

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Cocca

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We saw Cocca fabrics at market a few years ago, and while it grabbed Kim’s attention, we never did see any of these beautiful, edgy, artistic apparel fabric make it to these shores. This market, Kokka put the spotlight on Cocca, or its nickname CC, an apparel-specific line of prints. In case you were wondering, they’re gorgeous. Prices for the 44″ widths range between $16 and $20 (a far more accessible price point than the fabrics shown in 2010), including voile and shirting, however many of the prints will work splendidly across sewing disciplines.

 

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Keli is the owner of Drygoods Design, a delightful destination for lovingly curated fabrics, gifts, and packaging. Started online, you can also visit the storefront and sewing studio make*do*mend in Seattle, WA.

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Echino

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Preparing for Seven Islands‘ booth (the US distributor of Kokka) can be overwhelming, in the most splendid of ways. In addition to its prominent licensed collections from Echino, Nani Iro, Melody Miller, Ellen Luckett-Baker, and newcomer Melissa Wood, aka melimba, Kokka also has an insane presence with its in-house design team. At Spring Market, they officially released Cocca, or its nickname CC, an apparel-specific line of prints. We’ll be seeing these all over the next few posts. But first up, Echino by Etsuko Furuya.

Her latest Decoro line is beautiful (shocking, I know) with many of the prints in the 61” cotton linen blends. The vibrant combination of purple and red has long been a favorite of mine and leave it to Echino to do it right!

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Keli is the owner of Drygoods Design, a delightful destination for lovingly curated fabrics, gifts, and packaging. Started online, you can also visit the storefront and sewing studio make*do*mend in Seattle, WA.