Here are two examples of simple really suiting the project
Vicki's 2nd denim quilt (the first one can be seen here--and there is a third, but it looks much like the first two, and I don't have pictures of it so you'll just have to use your imagination) is the type of quilt for which a simple meander is a great stitching design--it gives texture and some curvy lines and it holds the quilt together.
This table runner is another great example of simple, it's a quilt as you go runner (and yes, it was hard for me not to put extra quilting in), but that simplicity allows the music themed fabric to shine.
And a little complexity was added in the pieced center square.
This runner was made for the same home as this quilt
the piecing lines there were the inspiration for the center square in the runner.