I don't always have an idea of what pattern or thread I want to use until I get to the quilter and see what they have to offer.
I had seen this pattern on another quilt and knew this had to be it, especially where I couldn't get it out of my head!
I do tend to go for colors that are bright (like me!) but I know I would have looked at purple first so I appreciate having the idea of green - saved me oodles of time! I think the person helping me pick out the thread thought I was nuts because she pulled all purples and sort of shrugged when I pulled green. I think I saw another small shrug when I poo-poohed the purples she had and proudly announced it was the green I wanted.
Unfortunately, she wasn't there when I picked up the quilt because I was hoping to hear her reaction when she unfolded it for me. Luckily, I had three other on-lookers who all said "oooh - love the green". I just love that ooooh moment - such a good feeling!