Tips and Tutorials On The 22nd #1 (#TTot22)

I am so excited about today. It marks the beginning of my once a month linky party for Tips and Tutorials On The 22nd (#TTot22).

I hope you learn something from me, but, I also look forward to watching and seeing what tips and tutorials are linked up. I will definitely highlight them in February on the 22nd so you don’t miss anything from the prior month.

There is a “tab” at the top of my blog so you can get to it and periodically check on what is going on. Links can happen anytime from the 22nd to the end of the month! Also, if there is something you want to know, tell me in the comments and I will figure it out and make a tutorial/tips.

I won’t be doing all Electric Quilt tutorials, but I had promised this for a long time. The quilt on the left, came from turning the middle picture into a mosaic which became a rough draft for a quilt. I only cover how I got to the mosaic and not the converting it to a block. I can do that another time, let me know if that is something you want to hear about. Without further ado, here is the tutorial.

Making a Roman Mosaic Tile from a Picture in Electric Quilt 8

  • Open Electric Quilt  8 and begin a new project.  I called mine “Playing With Pictures”.
  • On the menu bar at the very top of the screen click on Library .
  • Click on Photo Library.
  • Click on Themes and then on Florals.
  • Select Daylily 1 (middle flower in the bottom row) and add to sketchbook (top right of screen). Close the photos library (bottom right of screen).
  • Open the Project Sketchbook and select Photos.
  • Select the DayLilly 1. Click on Edit (on the bottom of the screen) and select Edit to Image worktable.
  • Select Special Effects on the top tool bar.  But in order to get to them there is one more step.
  • Find the magic wand on the left that says EFFECTS and select it. 
  • You will see the above screen.  You have a number of options across the top bar and we are only going to look at one of them – Roman Mosaic. Look at the Upper tool bar (very top of the EQ8 screen) and select Pixelate, then Roman Mosaic.  

  • You should see this screen above on the far right of your EQ8 screen.  Let’s use the one on the bottom left. Click on it to select it.

  • There are a lot of options here to play with.  Have some fun but come up with something that pleases you!  I am not an expert on this but you can vary the following
    • Type:  rectangular, circular or both
    • Shadow:  none, colored, grey scale
    • Light source:  E, NE, N, NW, W, SW, W, SE (only if you select a shadow)
    • Tile Width & Tile Height: slide to adjust
    • Pen Width & Threshold: slide to adjust
    • Color box for the color of “grout”
    • Threshold
  • At any point, ADD TO PROJECT SKETCHBOOK and you will have a version of the picture you have edited.
  • You can now bring this into a block worktable and begin drawing on top of it.

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  1. Beth Talmage
    January 22, 2020 / 2:47 AM

    Thanks so much for this! I love your original quilt. I don’t have EQ8 (yet) but this has given me an additional incentive, as you make the process seem logical and the results attainable. I’m looking forward to seeing what other tutorials make an appearance–and I would absolutely love to learn how to take the mosaic photo and turn it into a quilt pattern! My birthday will be here in a few months and EQ8 will likely be at the top of my wish list at this rate. 🙂

    • January 22, 2020 / 11:47 AM

      I hope you do get it. I am not a sit and draw woman, so I love using it to create up my designs!

  2. January 22, 2020 / 7:05 AM

    Hi Kathleen! It’s here, it’s here – the 22nd is finally here. I haven’t even read your post yet, but have been looking forward to it for ages. I’m going to savor it especially with all of those EQ8 photos. Woohoo – so glad you decided to take the online EQ8 classes and talked me into them as well. Happy Wednesday, my friend. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • January 22, 2020 / 11:46 AM

      I am so glad you are taking the classes, too. This was something even Kari hadn’t played with when I mentioned it. I look forward to seeing how the linky party shapes up!

  3. January 22, 2020 / 8:58 AM

    This is a wonderful idea and I will certainly share when I post a tutorial. I look forward to your EQ8 tutorials.

    • January 22, 2020 / 11:45 AM

      There will certainly be a mix of tips and tutorials. I look forward to your linking up!

  4. January 22, 2020 / 9:44 AM

    I have never played around in the photo section of EQ before. Great idea, thanks for sharing!!

    • January 22, 2020 / 11:45 AM

      I think the photo section could be addicting. Try it some time. I haven’t really begun to explore it!

  5. January 22, 2020 / 9:51 AM

    I look forward to linking up when I can and coming back at the end of the month to learn from everyone! Thanks for hosting, Kathleen.

    • January 22, 2020 / 11:44 AM

      Thanks, Yvonne. I do plan a pinterest board too with the linkups.

  6. Lea
    January 22, 2020 / 11:53 AM

    HI Kathleen, I recently discovered your blog a few weeks ago and have been looking forward to this. I don’t have a blog, right now. When I do I’ll be happy to participate. In the mean time I’ll be looking at all of the tutorials. Thank you.

    • January 22, 2020 / 11:55 AM

      Well, I am so glad you are here and hope you do start up a blog some day. Thanks for letting me know of your recent following and hope you are finding interesting things here. I know there will be more people linking up at the bottom of the page by the end of the month, so come back and check it out then too!

  7. January 22, 2020 / 6:28 PM

    Thank you for that great tutorial and for the linky party. I can’t wait to try out pixelation on my EQ8. Can I link up a tutorial I wrote a couple of months ago or do you want only new blog posts?

    • kathleenquilts
      January 22, 2020 / 6:39 PM

      So nice of you to ask. I am happy to have any tips or tutuorials right now. As this gets going, it might be nice to keep it to the current month but I am SO SO happy to have you participating. There hasn’t been a lot of this so there is some pent up need to get them out. I hope you enjoy it (and if it needs anything further do let me know).

  8. January 23, 2020 / 9:29 AM

    Thanks for the EQ tutorial! I played with the mosaics setting a long time ago, and need to revisit it for some inspiration.

    • January 29, 2020 / 8:31 PM

      I hope you do try it again; I couldn’t get away from it once I started playing with it.

  9. January 26, 2020 / 12:10 AM

    Hi Kathleen, Congratulations on an awesome linky party idea! I love your morning glory mosaic quilt, it is stunning.
    I added your linky party button to my blog 🙂

    • January 26, 2020 / 9:06 AM

      Thanks for the add to your blog and look forward to seeing some content from you when you get a chance!

  10. January 27, 2020 / 1:45 PM

    Wonderful tutorial….thanks

    • kathleenquilts
      January 29, 2020 / 10:06 AM

      You are welcome!

  11. January 28, 2020 / 3:19 PM

    Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down last week. This week I am featuring your share and hopefully it will spread the word.

    • kathleenquilts
      January 29, 2020 / 10:07 AM

      Always like to link up! And so appreciative for the link. I have a nice number for the first month and really hope others begin to do more of it!

  12. January 28, 2020 / 4:25 PM

    This is a very useful tutorial Kathleen, thank you! Thanks for doing this linky party; hope to link up in the near future.

    • kathleenquilts
      January 29, 2020 / 10:07 AM

      I am sure you will have something in the future! Hope you get to try the tutorial some day.

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