The texture this kind of running stitch produces can't be beaten; it's tactile yet subtle, and reminds me of marks left on the sand at low tide. The only downside is that as soon as I've produced enough of it, I tend to spend too much time running my fingers over the bumps when I really should be working more stitches!
So, all those wretched stars (still about half a galaxy's worth to do) needed to quilt my white quilt, currently hold very little appeal, and it will continue to languish in the cupboard until I've had my fill of running stitch. Which, I guess means I'm currently a one sewing project person.
Are you a multi-tasker, or a one-at-time type of sewer?