Catching up here, posting my aqua and maroon blocks.
My aqua was plenty bright, so there was no confusing it with mint. (Although when you pair this aqua with the chocolate brown, I'm seeing mint chip ice cream here too!)
This was a third attempt at fabric choices for me. I too kept running into the maroon and gold school colors issue. Then I found the small squares fabric and the green millefiore fabric and knew that I'd found my direction. I was pleasantly surprised to see how the coral and the blue worked too--maroon is more friendly than I'd expected. I wasn't expecting to like this block, but I really do!
I laid out my blocks in two different orientations. I like both at the moment. I think if I go with the on-point setting, I'll have to come up with some sort of half-block design for the setting triangles, because I'd really like the design to continue to the edges. (Which might be enough to push me to the straight setting!)
And then, if you're still following along, I wanted to share my "made fabric" project from last week, in honor of the 4th of July.