I have always been told that quilters buy more blue fabric than any other color. I never did - I always bought more green. I bought red, and then blue.
Over the last several years, that changed for me and I attribute that to the introduction of the first, colored iMacs. Do you remember when desktop computers were uniformly gray and hideous? I do. And then Apple gave us this...
(Photo by Heather Robinson, taken especially for me! Thank you, Heather!)
I lusted after the aqua iMac but never bought it because I already had a higher-powered mac and did not need this new one. Our son, Chris, did end up with a green iMac (because I could not make him want the aqua one that was, by far, the best color) when he went to college. Boy, that dates us both :-).
I did not get over aqua-iMac-lust and aqua started turning up in my quilts. Over time, aqua has become my go-to color. That said, I have had trouble combining some shades of blue. Specifically blue-jean blue with aqua. The periwinkle-ish blue jean color always felt off when I tried to wear (or pair) it with aqua.
But I am getting over that because I have been paying attention to the way these shades of blue live happily together in the real world:
Whether natural colors (above) or man-made colors (below), these different shades of blue are happy together.
It's funny how one thing leads to another, isn't it? And how, over time, you can look back and see what sticks with you. (Who remembers what doesn't stick :-)?)