I truly love how this came out!!!
I decided to experiment with the quilting thread and my size 40 Lizbeth.
I was thinking that if I used the quilting thread for the chains that the Lizbeth thread would make it thick enough to work well. Nice thinking, but it didn't work out correctly since if I would use the Lizbeth for everything then it would all be doubled since you wrap it around itself then. Well, that meant a little re-thinking. So...I doubled the stitch count for the chains and it seems to have worked pretty well. While tatting the 2nd round I thought it wasn't going to work cuz' it was warping the shape of the center, but I finished it and it cupped a bit, and I stretched it a little and it laid beautifully so I continued with the 3rd round and here it is. I love it!! It's about 3 1/2 inches across. :)
Oh....the pattern is Blue Coaster from the Big Book of Tatting designs by Darlene Polachic.