The answer is no, nothing is ever easy. Old Scilian Saying my father had, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
I have 40 blocks now. And it took me nearly two hours to perfect the sashing attachment. I looked at several websites about GAYG and they all gave a quick and easy way to attach the blocks. But it left a lump in the seam. I remember doing a Betty Cotton's Cotton Theory quilt and she cut the batting smaller than the block so the back was used as one of her "streets". I didn't want a lump in my seam. So I ripped and searched further.
Then I came across what I wanted but the blog had no pictures. Can you imagine not seeing what you are supposed to be doing? Aughhhh!
So I ripped a few more. But I found a good way to attach the blocks with no lump. I sewed my seam too large and had to rip. Then I decided to cut the black larger and of course it worked that time so I had to rip and trim it down to the correct size.
Can you see what I did wrong in that picture above you? I am NOT ripping this out so it will either be incorporated or trashed.
I wanted this: