I've done two blocks for the bird/birdhouse swap on CQ4N. They're very different, but I like them both. The first was done with some print fabric given to me by Marianne H. to set the color scheme. Thanks again Marianne! The house is done in velvet and appliqued on, with a piece of brocade ribbon for the post. The red flowers are done in cast-on stitch, so they're slightly 3D.
This one has a center fan blade of tiny love birds, which is all the bird fabric I had other than owls (of which I have at least 3 different prints) and chickens, until Marianne shared with me. The lace is hand dyed by me using Kool Aid. The cast-on stitch flowers in the handle are done in a Sassa Lynn variegated thread.