I’m interested in an Indian form of quilting called “kantha” practiced by Bengali women(“urban and rural” so the internet says.)  It began as a way to make quilts from old fabrics…layers and layers stitched together for reuse.  The fabrics would be spread on the ground, smoothed and loosely sewn together.  Then the women could carry the piece around with them, working a little whenever they had the chance.  And that is exactly what I’m doing!  The stitch used is a simple running stitch in many combinations: