I laid the background pieces out how I wanted them, overlapping where necessary. Unlike many fusers, I fuse onto a backing fabric. These are just sitting on the ironing board while I take each piece in turn and fuse the snakes and ladders on.
What? I'm creative, you can't expect me to be tidy as well!!!!!
Once I've fused all the bits on, I fuse the background pieces together ensuring that there are no bits of the backing fabric showing through. If I miss a bit, I just put another snake over the join. Obviously, this type of quilt is unsuitable for hand quilting as you have quite a few layers of fabric - 4 or 5 in places. I like the extra texture you get from the layers.
I'm not sure that I like how this looks close up - I think it looks much better from a distance, like oil paintings do.