I haven't had much time to work on this, yet. Sundance (which was awesome) kind of got in the way.
Anyway, my process has been so far to pick fabric:
The one on the left has larger squares, for larger stitching. The one on the right obviously has tighter stitches. In the end, I picked the one on the left. I liked the color better. The design is also too spread out to fit on the white fabric and inside the small circle anyway.
This is the start of owl. His bum is to the right, and his head will be to the left. He looks like a weird mushroom thing.