I'm very happy with the results and already started on my next strata project. Here's a close up so you can see how I used up so much thread.
From there, I went on to work on those tubes that will become the Bailey Island Hobo Bag. Unfortunately, I ran into all sorts of trouble. All of the tubes have to be zig-zagged together and the thread kept breaking, then I was skipping stitches. I changed to a denim needle as the pattern recommended, but that didn't help either. My Babylock is a wonderful machine, but sometimes it does miss stitches when sewing through several thicknesses. Today I may get out my OLD Singer and see what she can do.