Hmm, interesting. I guess I've always considered "blenders" as neutrals, solids, or backgrounds. I think of blenders as multi-colored prints that incorporated the rest of the print colors together and make everything work together--but that's probably because I do often work from stash with fabrics not originally made to work together. I've had prints that I don't like on their own very much that end up coordinating with so much that they are invaluable. I'm thinking of a med-blue background multi-colored floral. I though, ew, what am I going to use that for? Somebody gave it to me. Turns out it went with a lot of stuff and is working beautifully in a blooming 9-patch. So, I'll have to get with the program and change my vocabulary. Thanks ladies.
And, as far as the moratorium goes, was working on a UFO last night, ran out of 1 fabric I need to finish. So, emailed a guild member and will get what I need to finish....free. Stash sharers are wonderful people.