Hello! My name is Allison or Alli. I am a wife, and mother to 3 wild little boys, living in California. Having grown up with all sisters (5 of them!) it is a great adventure for me to be the only girl in the house now. I especially love having enthusiastic bug and spider catchers around, and having so many gentlemen to bring me flowers, which are weeds 99% of the time. :)

Photo by Kelli LeBaron Photography

I started sewing in 2013 when my parents very generously gifted me a sewing machine. I didn't know what to do with it! I started learning through trial and error and YouTube. Quilting very quickly became my favorite kind of sewing, and since then I have made many, many quilts. I love the process, the result, and the history of quilt making.

I love to design my own quilt patterns, a few of which you can find in my shop. I take custom orders on a limited basis- feel free to email me at woodberrywayblog@gmail.com. You can reach me there also for sponsorship inquiries.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. Alli, you've learned to use that gifted sewing machine quite well! Beautiful workmanship!

  2. Hello, Just a quick note to let you know there is a mistake in your cutting instructions for Arabesque Quilt. It states to cut 32 4.5 x 8 rectangles, it should be 4.5 by 8.5. I am making the quilt now and came across this mistake. It is a great quilt but a bit challenging. One must stay focused on where the fabrics are being placed. Thank for for this free pattern.

    1. Hello Dot, I am so pleased that you are making this quilt! You're right, the placement process is challenging on this one. If you look carefully you'll see that it says to cut 32 4.25" by 8" pieces, not 4.5". That should yield the correct results :) Good luck and thanks for making my pattern!