Fall Quilt Market 2009: Kokka Part III: Nani Iro (with Giveaway!)


Naomi Ito’s newest collection within her Nani Iro brand is called Antique Label. This is Vol. 1, Rose & Poppy. For those of us used to the signature Nani Iro watercolor designs, this is quite a style shift! But this is just a detour into reproductions – 1920s-40s florals to be exact. I gather that there is going to be a new original Nani Iro collection and a new Antique Label collection annually from now on.

The Antique Label fabrics are a lovely, delicate, lightweight, semi-sheer 85% cotton, 15% linen blend. Several free downloadable .pdf patterns are available here. The fabrics are available now, and Matatabi Fabrics is offering a fat quarter pack to one lucky True Up reader this week. See the bottom of this post for details.





Matatabi Fabrics is offering a fat quarter pack of the Hana Lace print in four colorways. She also has the Hana Kago print, used for the bags in the first image in this post, available for purchase. Just leave a comment on this post before Friday, October 30, 9am central U.S. time. The winner will be drawn and announced shortly thereafter. This giveaway is open worldwide.



In case you missed them: here are Kokka parts I and II. And don’t forget to enter the other Quilt Market giveaways here and here.

This concludes coverage of the Japanese fabrics at the Fall Quilt Market 2009, but believe it or not, there are still several more Quilt Market posts and giveaway still to come this week!


  1. Shasta says:

    Oh wow – love love love the new Kokka prints! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some!

  2. Vicki says:

    Hi – Beautiful fabric – I blogged! Thanks

  3. Nadia Arbach says:

    Thanks for such thorough Quilt Market coverage! I’d love to get there one day.

  4. gina snyder says:

    Loving the yellow line of roses! Beautiful!


  5. Miriam says:

    Thank you for all the informative and inspiring posts from the Quilt Market. I love all the floral fabrics, especially the yellow roses!!!…..it matches my blog name!

  6. Kate says:

    Oh! I would LOVE to get my hands on some of this fabric…in time for the creating of Christmas gifts!!

    Just gorgeous!

  7. Lindsey says:

    Thanks for all of the info! I love coming here. Count me in for this sweet giveaway! Thanks! :)

  8. CisforCarol says:

    Stunning! We just ordered a load of beautiful Kokka fabric from Quilt Market and I can’t wait to see it all!!!

  9. Angela says:

    What beautiful fabrics! I love them!

  10. DianeY says:

    I’ve never used any of these fabric before, but would love to try some. They look beautiful!

  11. Pattie Crum says:

    I love your coverage of market, all the good stuff without the sore feet. Love the Japanese fabric.

  12. linsey says:

    fan-freakin-tastic! so beautiful. thanks for the chance in the giveaway!

  13. mjb says:

    Oh oh oh oh! So much beauty :)

  14. Jane says:

    How pretty these are! I like the idea of an apron in one of them.

  15. Beth says:

    This is so exciting! I hope one day to get to experience Market!

  16. Kaye Prince says:

    Nani’s new fabrics are just beautiful! This is definitely a giveaway I’d love to win!

  17. michelle says:

    oh, me please! i am hoping to make it to market next year!

  18. Lia says:

    what a wonderfully dangerous blog :) LOVE it here…thanks for the chance to win

  19. regina says:

    would love the pack from matatabi :)

  20. Margie says:

    oh, count me in…this fabric makes me weak in the knees!

  21. Tong says:

    These fabrics are so beautiful!! Thanks Matatabi Fabrics for this wonderful giveaway!

  22. Beth says:

    These are incredible!

  23. Jes says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! And for the great coverage of the quilt market!

  24. Catherine says:

    Thanks to Matatabi for the great giveaway, and thanks for all the great news. Loved the AMH post and advice!

  25. Barb says:

    Gorgeous. I love to see all of these Japanese fabrics!

  26. These new/old Kokka fabrics are so calming and nostalgic – I just love them.

  27. Sequana says:

    What gorgeous fabrics…….I can think of so many projects….

  28. mo says:

    Oh my goodness! What a marvelous giveaway. I just love what I see. :)

  29. Vicki says:

    These are so pretty!

  30. Katie says:

    The fabrics are so gorgeous, would love any or all of them. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

  31. NancyR says:

    I adore Japanese fabric. Please pick me, and thank-you Matatabi for offering this prize!

  32. JWhit says:

    Thanks for the great coverage of the show – its makes up for not being there in person. And I love this different look of Nani Iro!

  33. Michelle M says:

    Gorgeous fabrics, please count me in!

  34. KarenK says:

    These fabrics are great!!

  35. Rosario says:

    Lovely collection. The prints are all beautiful.

  36. Brooke says:

    How exciting!

  37. Helena says:

    Uau that’s nice!

  38. Katrina says:

    So pretty! I am crossing my fingers.

  39. Marsha says:

    Thanks for your coverage of the Quilt Market. I’m enjoying it very, very much.

  40. Angie H. says:

    Wow! I just lov them…so cute. Wish I could have been there.

  41. Sisi says:

    reading about quilt market here has been the next best thing to actually going. thanks so much!

  42. Karissa says:

    I *need* to get to one of these quilt markets! I’d probably die of happiness.

  43. Megan says:

    Beautiful fabrics! I am loving your coverage of Quilt Market!!

  44. Danielle B. says:

    Absolutely gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos.

  45. jenn says:

    I just think these fabrics are so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing with us!!!

  46. Tricia says:

    Very exciting color trends!

  47. Deb says:

    Gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for the chance to enter.

  48. Cristina says:

    I just love Japanese fabric, linnen cotton, whatever.
    Thanks for your daily information and for sharing with us ;)

  49. Ruth says:

    I’ve just discovered Japanese fabrics (I’m still quite new to the fabric world) and I have to say they’re making me want to quit my job and start a career in textiles… anything, just to get my hands on these things – and that goes for everything snapped on this site.

  50. Julie Dees says:

    Gorgeous fabrics! Thank you for entering me in the drawing.