... it's quiet time around here; by "quiet" I am referring to low volume (low contrast) fabrics. It's no secret that I am in love with them. I'm not only obsessed with collecting them but I do use them all the time occasionally! Let the record show that I've made three low volume quilts, have another one in the works and, yet, still have a healthy collection that is fast outgrowing a bin the size of a small suitcase. The thing that I love the most about low volume fabrics is how anything made from them has an instant vintage, timeless look. I enjoy using lots of various fabrics and, with these, things don't ever get too loud; they remain fresh, soft and quiet! Plus, my collection is almost entirely made up of fat quarters; there's always just enough on hand to whip up a cute little project without a lot of leftover scraps. Does that sound like rationalization to you? I was eager to stich up something quick the other day; who doesn't always need just one more adorable zippered pouch? I used Soft and Stable (new-to-me product!) to give this pouch more body; it's great, adding nice stability, I found it easy to work with and simple to sew through. The pouch pattern can be found here. Happy spring, everyone; I wish you a productive National Quilting Day tomorrow no matter what you have planned. I will be quilting, Snowbird and I have a long-standing date.