Helen Hazon – Photoshoot

Indian skies

Inspiration: Two images combined to recreate a perfect evening

This was a memorable evening during our first visit to India – sampling local wines at the film location of the first Marigold Hotel outside Udaipur. The sunset was glorious and is a perfect backdrop for the silhouetted building. I have combined the sunset colours from one photo with the building from another as it was impossible to photograph them both together at the time.

I have used raw-edge applique with machine quilting and decorative stitching. The braid used for the “frame” was purchased in a Jaipur market day after I took these photos. All fabrics are cotton and the threads are cotton and rayon with some metallic.

Two images combined to recreate a perfect evening. All cotton and all machine stitched.


Detail view:



  1. Helen, this quilt is very vibrant with the use of colour and silhouettes, something to remember about your trip.

  2. Love the deep colours and atmosphere in this one!

  3. I love the deep colours of the sky contrasting with the dark silhouette of the buildings. A good idea to combine two images together.

  4. Your Photoshoot creates memory of a special place, especially with the detail(frame) added that came from that place. Very nice!

  5. A great use of photos/memories and the colours are stunning. a really lovely take on the subject.

  6. joanbrailsford

    Wonderful vibrant colours that surely reflect the memories of your trip, and make for a very interesting piece. The silhouette of the building is a lovely contrast, and the use of the braid is a great idea to bring the remembrance of the trip into the work

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