Sherry decided that, for several members of her family, she’d give each of them a different quilt for their birthday present this year. For each one, she picked a different common quilt block for the main design of the quilt. Then she picked the colors and so each quilt used a different number of colors. As each birthday occurred throughout the year, each new quilt was revealed and presented. The gifts were well-received and the audiences always watched with envious appreciation, hoping that their turn and quilt would be coming too. Determine the full name of each relative (their last names are all different from Sherry’s due to various marriages and divorces over the years), the name of the quilt block that each quilt used, the number of colors each quilt used (from 2 to 6), and the relationship of each family member to Sherry.
1. Ralph, who wasn’t Sherry’s uncle, didn’t receive a quilt with Ohio Star. Sara Jackson didn’t receive the Jacob’s Ladder quilt.
2. The family member whose last name was Jones received a quilt with five colors but it wasn’t a Churn Dash pattern. The Dutchman’s Puzzle quilt had six colors but it wasn’t given to the relative whose last name was Winter.
3. Marcia’s quilt had two more colors than Sherry’s cousin’s quilt but one less than the Ohio Star quilt, which wasn’t received by Sherry’s aunt.
4. The Bow Tie quilt had two colors but it wasn’t received by Donna, whose last name wasn’t Weatherby. Elliot is her father’s sister’s brother.
5. Sherry’s sister received a quilt made with less than four colors. Mr. Maxwell was Sherry’s father but he didn’t receive the Bow Tie quilt.
6 The family member who received the Jacob’s Ladder quilt was her grandmother’s daughter.
November 5, 2010