Maybe if you have a fantastic software programme to help you it could be considered easier, but I have to do it the old fashioned and old school way.
Here is one of my newest/latest attempts:
Tea Time (2013) QADesigns
Once I fine-tune a few things, I will be adding this to the downloadable patterns. The block is 40cmx40cm big and can be easily created from scraps in your stash basket.