I tried a different way of selecting a color palette for the Pickle Dish/Mariner's compass quilt. It was a technique recommended by Jean Wells Keenan of the The Stitchin Post. She told us that she started with a picture or image that had a pleasing combination of colors. Then she took that picture and made a palette of colors in the same formula as the picture. Here's how I interpreted that idea in this quilt.
I found a picture that I liked on Pinterest.
With colored pencils, I developed a color palette and related that to a general estimate of the yardage required to get the same effect. (It's the second set in the picture below).
Then I translated that to the pieces as I was sewing them together. Here are the quilt pieces in progress.