Caribbean Inspiration 42

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, August 9, 2011 @ 11:30 AM | , ,

Happy Tuesday! Scott and I FINALLY took the time to put together a few pics from our recent Caribbean cruise vacation to share with you. We sailed on Royal Caribbean's Oasis Of The Seas ~ such a magnificent ship!
Beautiful beaches on St. Maarten (note the low flying airplane!):
A few pics on St. Thomas where the Iguanas run wild!:
Here is a video taken by Scott while standing on Maho Beach, St. Maarten watching the airplanes land at the Princess Juliana International Airport adjacent to the beach. Not something you see everyday! Check it out:

The shades of the Caribbean waters inspired me to make a shabby lap quilt, (measures 50"x60"),  using various shades of aquas, blues and greens. I haven't really quilted in about 20 years or so but I fell in love with the sample made from this pattern and thought I would take on the challenge! Now I am hooked on quilting once again!
It is so comfy, cozy and super easy to make on the quilting difficulty scale :)
My dear sister Tina asked If I would make her one using predominantly pinks and greens. Thankfully she chose one of my favorite color combos so selecting the fabric was super easy :) Love when that happens! Here's a pic of the fabric that I am using to make Tina's minus the one on the far left (changed my mind on that one):
Thanks for stopping by today ~ hope you have a great day! Be Sweet :)
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42 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

A always enjoy living vicariously through your photos...what a lovely trip!!

Julie Ranae said...

And oh my gosh...I totally missed that YOU made that quilt...I thought it was one you had seen and was inspired by...SO beautiful!!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous quilt! I have never seen one like that. Love the cupcake picture and the plane video is so cool! Love how the bystanders didn't bat an eye in the video!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a fabulous time. I am not so sure about the Iguana's running around all over. ;)

Your quilt looks beautiful!! I love the design and cool color palette. Although I am a pink girl too. I agree with you about the fabric on the left. The print is so big compared to the others.

Hugs~

Wendy ten Hove said...

Lovely photos! And, hey! You were in the Netherlands! ;-) Antilles, but still, hi hi!
Hugs, Wendy

Mirna said...

OMG, what gorgeous photos Mona! Looks like a wonderful trip! Thanks so much for sharing! Also, your quilt is amazing! Can't believe you made that! Your talent is boundless!!!

Terri said...

Looks like a great place to vacation. Love the quilt. Do you have a link to the pattern?

Rebekah said...

what a gorgeous quilt! wow oh wow.

lynn said...

what a wonderful trip! love the pics, mona! but the plane--omgosh--way too close! your quilt is darling!

Isabel Jett said...

Mona, thanks for sharing your beautiful vacation photos with us! What a gorgeous vacation! Looks like you guys had fun! I love your quilt too! TFS!

Stella said...

I am jealous... No just kidding but the pictures made me sigh. Here in Holland we are in the middle of a fall-experience with loads of rain; yikes.
The video of the plain is amazing :)
And your quilt? I just started quilting and yours is STUNNING.
My oh my you are so so talented. Tina is a lucky girl with her amazing sister!

Becky said...

Your quilt is BEAUTIFUL, Mona!! Gorgeous!

Mandy said...

What a fabulous holiday, thoroughly enjoyed looking at your photos. I sat in amazement at how low the aeroplane was over everyone's heads! Your quilt is beautiful and the colours look wonderful together.
xx

Debgem said...

Your photos are just fab! Looks like such a wonderful holiday - not sure about those planes coming in so low!!! And the quilt you've made is really lovely - like the shades of pink for your sister. Thanks for sharing xx

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Look at that gorgeous blue water. Makes me want to dive right in. Gorgeous vaca photos. Love your beautiful quilt too. :)

Kathy Martin said...

Amazing photos!

Theresa said...

Great photos...thanks for sharing. I love RCCL - been on 5 of them. Ready for another. Awesome quilt!!

Pam Hendricks said...

Wow, what gorgeous photos, Mona! I love how they look like they came from a polaroid!!!! I would love to go on a Caribbean cruise one day; looks like fun! Glad to experience it somewhat through you!

Gale Evans said...

Lovely photos, Mona! I think if I had gone there I'd never want to come back home!!! That water looks so crystal clear! Love the photo and video of those planes! Amazing but scary! Also, thanks for sharing your gorgeous quilt! That is amazing too! You have so many talents!

Heidi said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful holiday photos with us! Also your quilt is absolutely incredible! Where can I find that pattern!

Betty Wright said...

Awesome pics and that video was scary! You could almost reach out and touch that plane! Looks like you two had a blast!

Quilting? Is there anything you cannot do? Everything you touch turns to crafty goodness! The quilt is stunning! Awesome design and colors!

PaperLover said...

Love these photos! Thanks for sharing with us! Can't believe how darn close those planes are to the beach! WOW! Also you quilt is so beautiful Mona! You just ooooze talent!

Davi said...

Mona looks like your vacation was so relaxing...beautiful beaches and waters. I love the colors in your quilt. Gosh you inspired me I havent made a quilt in years either! You sis will love those gorgeous fresh pinks & greens Im sure :)

sandi said...

Wow! Those pics are awesome...talk about flying low! That lap quilt is gorgeous! So much talent!

Ros said...

Great pictures ... my friend also took this trip ... Love the quilt and it sure doesn't look easy to me!

PaperMomma said...

Wow, Mona, what beautiful photos! I'm so jealous!!!! :) Looks so beautiful! Also, your quilt is heavenly! Gorgeous fabric and I really love the pattern and the vintage look! Is there anything you can't do? LOL!

Teri Holister said...

Amazing photos Mona! Love the caribbean! Wow, those planes really fly low in St. Martin! I'd love to see that with my own eyes! I can't get over your beautiful quilt! I haven't made one in 100 years! Now you've gone and inspired me! TFS!

Linda R. said...

OH WOW!! Your photos look amazing.. Looks like you guys a great time.. I have to say cruising is one of my favorite ways to travel..
I can't wait to see the quilt you make for your sister..

Hugs, Linda

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous pics, Mona! Thanks for sharing! Looks like a wonderful vacation getaway for the 2 of you!

Your quilt is beautiful! Love the colors and it looks so inviting!

Jan Evans said...

Wow, Mona thanks for sharing these wonderful vacation pictures with us! I just love the Caibbean! Also your quilt is so incredible! You are so talented!

Silvia said...

Amazing pictures, Mona!!! Your quilt is beautiful...can't wait to see more!!!

Mary Reidel said...

Amazing photos! Wow, that aqua colored water is gorgeous! Looks like you guys had the time of your life! Can't believe how low those airplanes fly over that beach! Scary!!! And Mona, your quilt is out of this world beautiful! What a neat pattern!!! Love it!

KathyO said...

Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful vacation pix with us! So beautiful! I which I could have gone with you! LOL! I didn't know your were a quilter too! This one is incredible!

Pauline said...

Wow Mona, your cruise looks awesome!! And I love the beautiful pics of the carribbean, what a fabulous place to visit!

Your quilt is stunning, and the fabric for your next one looks so pretty too, I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like!

Constance said...

What a fabulous holiday photos! Looks like so much fun! I love the beautiful quilt too!

Pammy said...

Wow, Mona, your quilt is beautiful! Love the colors and the texture; looks comfy!!! You really are amazingly talented!!!
Thanks for sharing these awesome vacation photos! Looks so fun!

Martha W said...

Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing with us! I almost feel like I was there!!! Your quilt is magnificent Mona! Looks like you put a lot of love into it!

Kerry said...

What a wonderful time it looks like you had on your cruise! Gorgeous photos and I love the polaroid look! Amazing video too! Wow!
Your quilt looks amazing too! I really love that pattern!

Carol Reisner said...

Wow, Mona, I'm blown away by your quilt and your beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing everything with us!

Andrea M said...

YOU MADE THAT AMAZING QUILT?!?! OMG!!! It is positively OUTSTANDING!!! WOW! Love the beautiful colors! Can't wait to see how the quilt for Tina turns out!
Your Caribbean pics have me longing for a vacation - as if I wasn't already LOL! It looks so beautiful - what a gorgeous ship!

Debbi said...

Amazing quilt Mona! I am so impressed! Didn't realize that you were a quilter too! Love the colors and that gorgeous pattern!!!! Amazing!!! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us too! Looks beautiful on those islands!

GabrielleH said...

OMG, These photo are awesome! Living vicariously through your travels! Amazing ship and love those beaches and crystal clear waters! Thanks for sharing those and your beautiful quilt!!!! Amazing!


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