I got 4 dogs paper pieced this weekend for our group trade in Sep. This leaves me 4 more dogs and 8 cats that have to get finished for the second Monday of that month. Paper piecing is still somewhat strange to me and the best way to describe it is it's like sewing backwards. I do like some of the effects you can get with this technique and I suspect that with lots of practice you do get better at it. But at this point it does take a fair bit of time to get things done.