More info for you-- Yes, a video or download will be coming on the heels of the Rented video. I'm going as fast as I can! LOL I know different types of learners need different modes of learning.
No, you don't need a long arm to quilt this. In fact, I recommend against it. The longarms that I have seen cause the quilt to bounce, just a little and that would be all it takes to ruin your piece.
Yes, backing goes down first, batting on top, now design/picture.
I use invisible thread/nylon/translucent. The stuff that looks like spider web it is so fine. You want the quilting to be secondary to the picture and not take away. There are too many colors in these things to be able match the thread.
I know the technique is not new. I made confetti pictures in grade school for heavens sake! I know about Noriko Endo but I did not know about Shelly Berge. I will go see if she has anything online.
Thank you all soooo much. I have been toying with the idea of a video for several months. You'll tipped me over the edge and I thank you.