When designing Petunia, Kim was inspired by a trip to the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. She gravitated towards the simple, honest, folky shapes of papercut art, and created a collection that has a similar earthy cottage vibe. The color palette is light and fresh like a sunny day. Kim envisioned the Gingham print being fun to cut in lots of different ways - we see it as a cute binding and more.
Kim Kight shares her love for vintae fabrics by reproducing historical prints or taking elements from their designs to create something new. Her favorite fabrics come from the mid-century period - the 1940s through '60s. She loves their quirky little designs that can be recreated in such a timeless way.
Kimberly Kight helped shape and influence the modern fabric and quilting scene in the mid 2000s with her very successful, now-shuttered blog True Up, but at heart she is a traditional quilter. From the time she started sewing she has collected vintage fabrics, scouring Ebay, thrift stores, and flea markets for the best finds. As one of the founding designers of Cottton+Steel, she took elements from these vintage fabrics and reworked them in fresh new ways for the modern sewer.