More to explore:
Blanket stitch details
Braided chain stitch--will be a cool detail on something... This entire blog is AMAZING, full of easy-to-follow instructions on just about any stitch you can think of.
Rope Stitch - a lot like Quaker stitch
Modern monochrome embroidery stitch samples - high contrast stitched patterns; decorative stitches; textiles surface design
love the quilting...