I promised to show y'all my fabric haul from Mississippi. A lot of things I can't show just yet. I bought so many things to make bibs and tag blankets for all the baby boys being born and I stuck everything into the washer to pre-wash before taking a picture. You guys will have to wait for the finished product, but I am so giddy about the cute boy fabric we found! I found the above stack at one of my mother-in-law's local shops for 2.99 a yard. It is from Glenna Haley's Rise N Shine for Maywood Fabric Studios. I like it but the price hadn't been right until 2.99/yard. I'm cheap!
This fabric looked so very familiar. Then I remembered this:
2 designers having the same 2 prints in their respective lines. Hmmm. I started googling and found that other people had noticed the same things and started a a Flickr group to spot the modern prints inspired by feedsacks. It was there I learned that my 2 favorite designers, Sandy Klop and Denyse Schmidt, use this common practice of taking inspiration from old feedsacks. So long, innocence! I felt a little crushed. I don't really understand why some things are labeled reproductions and some things are not. I think it's a little funny that many people who think 30s repros are yucky would flock to the designer's take on the same prints (and vice versa!). Obviously I must have a deep seated love for old feedsack designs because that's what I have been drawn to both consciously and inadvertently. I guess I should be appreciative that these designers are making feedsack prints affordable and easy to find.