This is a monochromatic block compared with the others. There is a little brown/tan in the one fish and on the bottom border. I tried many colors with maroon (olive green, navy blue, pink, and peach to name a few) and then realized I liked the sophistication of black, tan, and grey with maroon. This is a color I would never have imagined using, but now I will definitely keep it in the stash. I also realized again that I am drawn to using black, which I wear a lot of but never thought about using in my quilts.
Here are all my blocks so far - a real mismash! The brights and the blacks are pretty well distributed with the above arrangement. I am beginning to think the blocks may remain their different sizes with a few adjustments and black sashing.