Quilter messed up
Hi, I just joined this forum to ask a question. I have made a speCial quilt for my daughter's baby that is due in october. It is an around the world quilt using six inch blocks that are seven blocks wide and nine blocks long. On the back I made it symmetrical with a twenty inch square block in the center that had four attic windows with small birds in fabric in the window. The lady that was going to quilt it for me said that I should make the back three inches bigger all around than the front, which I did. I had a block below the middle block and one above which each had large birds in it.
Here's the problem: she didn't take three inches off each end but started with the front and back flush which made six inches hanging off one end which makes it look lopsided because you can tell it was meant to be symmetrical. She told me when I went to pick it up that she was afraid I would be disappointed. She said she could have moved it up three inches if "she had just thought".
Can anyone think of a way to fix this? If I added another row of blocks on the top side, it wouldn't be symmetrical on that side unless I added another row on the other side. Does anyone know how well it would work to add batting where it has been cut? Doesn't the batting show that it is not connected? It is a very thin natural cotton batting.
I don't think there is an answer to fix this. I guess I am just hoping.