Introducing: Cottage Grove

The lovely Cottage Grove collection by Connecting Threads is here! The CT staff have been busy designing, selecting, and sewing projects to highlight this whimsical garden collection – and now we get to share them with you. We are so excited!

The color palette is luscious and includes shades of lavender, violet, green, periwinkle, and cream. The focal is a stylized, packed floral with cottages nestled among the botanical abundance. Our fabric designer, Winthur Sempliner, says the inspiration for this painterly garden collection was a vintage watercolor from the 1940s (purchased artwork).

As you can see, her version looks quite different. Winthur went with a lavender & spring green colorway, a combination that naturally evokes spring and has proved to be very popular with our customers.

A second purchased vintage print (a charming tossed focal with flowers, dragonflies, and butterflies) inspired the secondary focal for Cottage Grove.

She recolored it and added details and personal touches to provide a secondary focal.

And now – Cottage Grove Kits!

Mari Martin designed¬†Forget-Me-Nots, which is 66-1/2″ x 80-1/2″ in size. This beginner quilt uses most of the collection, goes together easily, and looks great! The collection’s gradations of color value shine in this classic Rail Fence quilt.

Looking for something that works up a bit faster? A smaller project by Mari is Grandma’s Cottage Table Runner, 1-21/2″ x 42-1/2″. The light, medium, and dark color values in the border add a dimensional effect. Plus, table runners are quick way to instantly update your home for spring!


If you love table topper kits, I recolored the best-selling, 22″ square Vintage Violets pattern from our archives. It is perfect for this collection and includes piecing and applique.

We also have kits designed by independent designers, such as the 70″ square Georgette Quilt by Kristin Gassaway and 56″ x 70″ Woven Garden by Animas Quilts.

We hope you are as excited by the Cottage Grove collection as we are. Happy quilting!


  1. Jeanette - March 22, 2017

    I love it Beautiful how much this fabric . Would like to buy it.. do you do cod orders at the post office… In Newfoundland and Labrador..

    • Ann - March 22, 2017

      Jeanette, it is a lovely collection! The fabric is $5.96 per yard in USD. The best way to answer your other questions is to use our toll free number to call Customer Service – 1-800-574-6454. They will be able to help you. Welcome to Connecting Threads!

  2. Lynn Jeffries - March 23, 2017

    My favorite colors. Did you know there is an actual Cottage Grove in Oregon? Need a new quilt r spring/summer and this would be perfect.

    • Ann - March 28, 2017

      I will have to look for Cottage Grove since I live in Oregon. Hope you find the perfect project for this lovely collection.

  3. Becky Schultz - March 26, 2017

    I’m not a “purple” person but I like this line…and the projects — wow!

    • Ann - March 28, 2017

      We really enjoyed working with the designs and colors in this collection. Glad it appealed to you too! Enjoy!