I wouldn't typically be drawn to use Maroon in anything. I do still have my school sweater sporting colors Maroon and Gold but that's a different story and an eons ago era. (Do kids still wear school sweaters anyway?) I decided to use a yellow, bright green and orange Batiks to add some light to the Maroon fabric and those colors really added a nice contrast.
The completed block is not one of my favorites... not sure why but it will complement the others once I add it to the top. It will be interesting to see how they all play together.