Of course I have picked a quilt with appliqué flowers -Happy Daisies. I do know I can machine applique but I want to try doing it by hand (needle turn method) as I will be traveling for a few days and I think this will keep me busy. I have the pattern, I have cut out all the daisies. My question is, every video and instructions say to use silk thread in the color to match the flower, not the background. How vital is this? The daisies are every color in the rainbow, now that I may have to purchase thread to match each. How hard and fast is that rule?? This will be a little girl's quilt with a white background so it will probably be washed often. HELP!!!! Have I gotten myself in a pickle??