I am much happier with the house now that it looks like a house. So I made another one. I set them out to get a feel for the overall look.
I don't like them. I have decided the brown edges that I used to tone them down need to go. Perhaps wonky blocks should not be toned down.
I embraced the boldness and came up with this one:
Now that is more like what I had in mind! I really hate to waste my time and effort, so I decided to change the fabric edges on the other three blocks so they would be useable. I did not even remove the brown edges...just sewed right over them with a scant larger seam allowance so no brown shows along the sewn edge.
The flowers on my 'Roses are Red' quilt came from the same book.
With all the fun, new quilt patterns out there, I still love the log cabin pattern.