About


Allison Jensen is a lifelong creative who grew up in California as the oldest of 6 girls. She dabbles in every kind of artistic endeavor but adores quilting most of all. She learned to quilt in 2013 through library books, YouTube videos, and trial and error. This led to an obsession/addiction to quilt making that has no end it sight.


In 2016 she started the quilt pattern business Woodberry Way, named after the street in London where her grandparents live. She sells digital and hard copies of her original designs in her shop, which are all traditionally pieced, and feature classic, orderly blocks. Her work has been published in various magazines including-

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks
    Winter 2016- Ribbon Cross

McCall's Quick Quilts
    Feb/Mar 2017- Star Kisses

McCall's Quilting 
    March/April 2017- Full Bloom

American Patchwork and Quilting
    October 2017- In the Round

    June 2018- Designer Spotlight

    Dec 2018- Shiny Brights

Modern Patchwork
    Jan/Feb 2018- Ombre Argyle Pillow

Love Patchwork & Quilting
    Issue 88- Simply Charming

    Issue 89- Pink Lemonade


Allison's first book came out this year- Welcome to Woodberry Way. She particularly loves the fabric pulling process of quilt making, and shares her ideas under #wwfabricpulls, combining prints from all designers and manufacturers into delightful color combinations.


Recently the shop has expanded to offering one of a kind bundles for quilt projects. You can see past bundles at:


Plans for 2022 include a Tasha Noel bundle, mixed Art Gallery, and solid rainbow!

Some of her favorite projects include- making the classic "Swoon" pattern by Thimble Blossoms in "strawberry lemonade" colors and adding big stitch quilting, which you can see here. Another favorite is the first pattern she ever released- "First Snow". A recent favorite is "Summer Blossoms", a floral block quilt in colors inspired by a trip to Florida and the Bahamas. Allison loves to gather inspiration from travels to new places, the beauties of nature, and her childhood. 


Allison lives in Northern California with her husband and 4 sons, ages 11, 8, 6, and 3. They enjoy camping, hiking, biking, and kayaking together, and have a particular affinity for the ocean. 




You can often find Allison chatting about Woodberry Way's current projects on Instagram and sharing finished items here on the blog. You can contact her at woodberrywayblog@gmail.com. Thank you for stopping by!

FAQs

What sewing machine do you have or recommend? Sewing Machine Reviews

What background fabric or whites do you use? Background Fabrics for Quilters

Where do you buy fabric? Fabric Shopping Guide

6 comments :

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

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  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.

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    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!

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  3. Hello! I found you after looking at Jane's Ladder. I adore this pattern. Thank you for sharing it. And, my goodness, you are a beautiful family. :-)

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  4. I've never sent a quilt for longarm quilting. Is this something you do or you could recommend?
    I'm in Minnesota

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  5. Hello. I started the RISE mini baby quilt three years ago and can finally finish it now that my granddaughter is almost 3. I will just make more blocks and make it bigger! Alas, I can't find the printed pattern and I did not save the free download. I foolishly ordered the bigger size and paid $9. Now, I discover I need the mini size. Any chance I could get it for free since I have already spent $9? I will promise to delete the bigger one from my computer. I would sure appreciate this.

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