I think I am the opposite. I started with Kaffe Fasset's fabrics. My first quilt book is his Glorious Patchwork, followed by Passionate Patchwork. I am intrigued and drawn in by his style of putting together seemingly clashing colors and making them dance.
I started to quilt.
Now 10 odd years later, I am still quilting. I've explored "retrospectively" and enjoy the beauty of vintage designs. I am still working on and off on my GFG.
I buy whatever catches my eyes and (important!) whatever fits my budget.
I guess doing things in reverse does have its advantage - I am less conventional and more willing to give things my own twist.