It is believed that British immigrants brought the pattern to the American colonies.
The pattern was very popular in Britain in the 1830's, where the quilts were made from materials ranging from chintz to wool to silk.
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts (USA), has a hexagon quilt in its collection dated to circa 1830 (PEM 1238345).
By the end of the twentieth century, this type of design had also become known as Grandma’s Flower Garden, Granny’s Flower Garden or French Bouquet.
Slater gave birth to 10 children, four of whom died in infancy or childhood.