Considering all this fabric was free, and I do appreciate free fabric, I haven't wanted to talk bad about it. But the truth is, it's ugly. There I said it! It's ugly! It's not all ugly, there are a few genuinely cool fabrics, and a few that used to be pretty, but aren't so much anymore. But overall there's no consistency of color or pattern. Fabrics go in and out of style frequently and if you're bringing fabric together from several collections from over a couple of decades... you're going to get a total mish-mash.
But I've discovered a certain joy in working with ugly, mismatched fabrics. It doesn't matter which two fabrics I put together, because none of them look *good* together. It'll be what it'll be. The end result might end up really ugly, or it might be somehow transcend it's own ugliness and become something beautiful. Who knows. It's an experiment, and in the end alll I really want is a quilt. A quilt kinda like this one.
I found it online a few years ago and printed out the picture because it looks like the quintessential scrap quilt.
Here's what my half-square triangles look like so far.
I've got them set up in pinwheels already because it recently occurred to me that I can't use my usual 2 by 2 method of sewing up the blocks because it will matter which way the pinwheels are turning.
I'm thinking about setting this aside for a minute. I have a lot of gorgeous fabrics in my stash, fabrics that I just adore... and am thinking maybe I'd rather be working with them right now. But then I was thinking, if I'm going to work on a different project, I should probably pull out my flying geese quilt again. So who knows what's next.