Lucky Strikes Quilt

To finish of our week of pattern posts, we'd like to introduce Kim Kight's Lucky Strikes quilt pattern!

Though she has helped shape and influence the modern fabric and quilting scene through her blog True Up, at heart Kim is a traditional quilter, and vintage fabrics and feedsacks have always been her main interest. 

The selvedge of Kim Kight’s new collection, Lucky Strikes, reads “Tuesday Night Ladies’ Bowling League 1972”. 

This collection tells a fanciful story of a 1970’s working-class women’s bowling team, complete with big hair and matching team shirts. Kim’s love for bowling may have begun as early as when her mom, while pregnant with Kim, bowled 8 strikes in a row on her league! 

Lucky Strikes features tiny bowling pins, strike symbols, good luck charms, a scorecard print, whimsical dots and plaids, and tiny calico florals. 

There is even a print with the imagined names of players on competing bowling teams. In this print, Kim snuck in the grandmothers’ names of each of the Cotton+Steel designers, in her ongoing effort to honor past generations of sewers. This collection also features 2 cotton lawn prints: perfect for your team bowling shirts.