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. adrienne says:

    Oh wow, what beautiful fabrics! Thank you for taking the time to post. It’s lovely.

  2. karen says:

    oh I’d LOVE to get my hands on some of this antique label line!

  3. Joan says:

    Just found your blog and I love it!! Thanks for the chance in the giveaway!

  4. Melissa says:

    I love the new prints!

  5. SewLindaAnn says:

    I’ve just discovered (I’m a little slow…) Japanese fabrics and would love a beautiful beginning like this giveaway. I feel a new obsession coming on.

  6. kylydia says:

    You are a wonderful resource for coverage of Quilt Market! Thanks!

  7. amy says:

    These are just tasty! Thanks for the giveaway.


  8. Rhea says:

    Nani Iro???

    She’s my hero!!!

    But seriously, the gal has got it goin’ on.

  9. julie says:

    your coverage of the fair is helping me plan all my next projects – very dangerous!

  10. Rita says:

    ooo pretty…

  11. Amy Menges says:

    What an amazing blog. Thanks so much for all the fabric love and news.

  12. keren says:

    everything looks so yummy! I really like the fabric!

  13. Susana says:

    Lovely. And linen/cotton blends are the best.

  14. Johanna says:

    Thanks for the piccies….. Im a little nuts for the nani at present, I have just discovered japanese fabrics and an itching to get my hands on that purple and blue flower print.

  15. Alexandra says:

    I love these prints. They are so sweet and delicate. Very romantic (to me).

  16. Jennifer says:

    First morning activity is to open my True Up email with news of the latest “& greatest” fabric news EVER! The best start to a new day of beautiful creations. Thank you, from Australia.

  17. Miggy says:

    Hey–I’m new to True Up but love it! Thanks for all the info on the Houston market thingy… I promise I actually like fabric.

  18. cheryl says:

    Thanks for feeding my fabric addiction! I love True Up and all the yummy news you provide. Thanks!

  19. Mary says:

    I am LOVING the market details. The fabric lines look so wonderful. Thank you for letting us know all about them.

  20. Alissa says:

    How generous! I’m so excited about all the new fabric after reading all of your posts.

  21. selina says:

    Hi. I’m new to your blog and am really enjoying it! Thank you!

  22. Jodi says:

    Wow, these fabrics are so sweet!

  23. Sherie says:

    I love all these new fabrics.

  24. Gwen says:

    Thank you for all of the fantastic photos of the market. It’s amazing to see all of the beautiful things coming out. I can’t wait until they hit the stores near me.

  25. Karo says:

    mmmmmmmm…. lovely fabrics. cotton linen blends are my favorite. :)

    your market coverage is just amazing. i’m still trying to catch up and am blown away by how much detailed information you’re sharing with all of us.
    Thank you! <3

  26. Anne M says:

    Such beautiful fabrics! I could do loads with them!

  27. Kristin says:

    Beautiful! And thanks for the market report!

  28. June says:

    Your coverage of Quilt Market has me so excited! Nani Iro is awesome as always and Matatabi is one of my favorite etsy sellers.

  29. Marisa says:

    Your coverage is amazing, I’m going to link to it in my next post.

  30. I love the fresh, bold designs from this line. Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. del4yo says:

    Lovely! When I will be a grown up, I want to draw designs for kokka fabrics :)

  32. amy says:

    Love the antique fabric- never can get enough of those inspired by the vintage!