Quite often I use simple/geometric patterns on t-shirt quilts. The piecer requested "August Rain" on this one, and I really think it enhances the quilt. I used a light gray thread here, and Quilter's Dream cotton batting.
This quilt has some pretty applique on it. I usually do all-over patterns for this quilter, but I couldn't see quilting over the applique on this one. Instead, I did some freehand patterns in the background to fill in the white areas. She & I were both happy with how it turned out.