It is now finished and looking awesome in it's new home as a bath mat. It's thick enough to save my aching knees when I give our son a bath, it dries my feet when I get out of the shower, it's strong. It can handle the washing machine and the dryer. I think I like it so much more just because I made it myself.
Gotta love those DIYs that work out, even if they take 2.5 years to finish.