Eyeing this print since it came out at JoAnn Fabrics I finally took the plunge. Like I need more fabric! The colors are me. I am a big Denyse Schmidt fan. Should I use it for this project? How about that project? It's called Meadowlark.
I got distracted and started looking through my stack of vintage 1930s fabrics. I have a nice little stash of terrific prints. Do you see what I see? A perfect replica of a vintage print. Coincidence? Certainly more than a similarity. So I started wondering about "new" fabric designs being inspired by old. I love that. So many wonderful prints of that era. I know there are fabric designers that do reproduce prints from the 30s and other eras and specifically give credit to that fact.
So I went to Denyse Schmidt's web site HERE and looked for acknowledgement that she reproduced lovely old prints in fresh new colors. Couldn't find any such reference. Out of curiosity I did a google search and found THIS. I was just wondering...wondering lots of things.
UPDATE -- A reader led me to this statement on Denyse's web site -- "Known for her fresh and off-beat approach to quilt design, Denyse now brings her appealing modern twist to fabric collections for FreeSpirit. Denyse's designs are inspired by the vintage charm of some of her favorite flea market finds, and the fresh, bright palettes reflect her signature approach to color. Mix and match pattern, scale, or color to create fabulous quilts that turn tradition on its ear—or fun accessories that will turn heads!"
Hmmm....inspiration or replication?