Excuse the loose thread and I think there may have been one of my hairs on one of the other shots!
I was searching wildly for ideas, when I found Little Miss Shabby's Birdie Stitches BOM. I didn't want to participate in that BOM but I used part of the stitch pattern as the centre of the block. A yellow canary was born and I surrounded it with log cabin piecing. Simple but a bit out of my comfort zone as I haven't attempted embroidery for many many many years. I think the bird has a goitre or an "outy" belly button, but other than that I am very pleased with how it turned out.
I was about 3/4 through the embroidery when I realised I had turned the block on it's side, sigh, so my new design layout will probably have each block in a different orientation. Oh and it's not wonky even though it looks like that in the photo, it was resting on a cushion.
I used a Bella solids white charm square for the centre and the log cabin strips are 2 1/2" wide.