It's finally time to announce the winner of the Fabric8 Design Contest from Spoonflower and Robert Kaufman! But before we do that, we just wanted to say 'thank you' to all eight finalists. Each of them submitted some truly stunning work, and picking just one favorite was certainly not an easy task for everyone who voted. You can see all of the finalists' designs in Spoonflower's Flickr set.
After tallying all of your votes, we offer the biggest of congratulations to Andie Hanna, who designed the Painted Petals collection!
As the Fabric8 winner, Andie will be offered a contract with us along with a $1000 advance against royalties and a Wacom professional digital drawing tablet!
We will start developing her commercial fabric line this summer, and we'll be having a sneak peek of the finished designs at Fall 2012 Quilt Market in Houston.
The collection will be officially released in January 2013 and will ship out to stores some time in the first quarter of next year.
For those who are interested in how this whole thing works, stay tuned! We will be posting regular updates to give you all a glimpse into the process of designing and producing a professional fabric line.
We will also be hosting more giveaways and contests dedicated to Andie's fabric line over the next nine months or so, so stay posted!