The idea of dyeing my fabric to achieve a certain look was NOT at all appealing to me when I began quilting. Not in the least. I'd seen it done, beautiful as it was, it was too much for me...I smirked saying to myself "What's next, crazy people, weaving your own fabric? Who in their right mind has time for such things...and WHY would anyone even want to do this?" That was years ago (at least two or three, back in my younger, youthful days...I wasn't so wise then!) Still, it isn't that I am dieing to do dyeing of fabric...but I wanted to achieve a subtle antique look, and I couldn't afford to buy more fabric when I had the fabric pieces I needed at home...just too bright and too new and too white for what I wanted to do. So, I antiqued the fabric. I tea-dyed it. I couldn't reproduce the color even if I tried...some peach tea, some sun tea, raspberry tea and green tea. I brewed up a great mixture of all kinds of tea, then I set out to soak the fabric. I got myself a big tub to put in all the fabric, and it soaked for various hours...the dark navy, just enough to take the white out of the stars...the white stayed in over-night for a darker look. The backing is all tea dyed too! I love how this quilt turned out!