This leafy fabric (the one with the dark-brown background) was another in the bundle of uglies that danamae gave me. Inside this bag I used another from the bundle, a beige fabric with gold printing on it, which I considered the ugliest of the bunch but I actually think it works nicely with the other fabrics in this bag.
danamae showed me some fabrics that she'd been given which she considered too ugly to use. I took that as a challenge and asked if she would trade them for something that was more to her liking. Then I went about trying to make pretty things with ugly fabrics. This pillow is one of the attempts: the diamonds which make up its centerpiece are cut from a fabric which lends itself well to this kaleidoscope effect (the chartreuse fabric is from the same bundle, though I think it's less ugly).