I lay awake for a couple of hours last night working out how I would quilt this, so I thought I'd better put it into place as I'm notorious for partly completing work. I've sewn a 10 x 10 grid on it to make it look like a snakes and ladders board, and also quilted a number of red ladders - these represent the high points of our lives - getting a qualification, falling in love, getting married, buying a house, getting promoted, having a family and so on. The snakes represent everything else! Yes, there are far more snakes than ladders, but that's life, isn't it? I'm also going to free motion quilt the areas that aren't already sewn to ensure that all the snakes are fastened down properly.
It's late afternoon now, time for me to stop.