When hung on a hinge, wall art can keep keys safe (and stop them from cluttering up your entryway). Get the tutorial at Planq Studio http://planq-studio.com/reorganized-finding-a-home-for-our-keys/
This would be great to divide the living room from the dinning room.
The pattern is in the book "Strip Pieced Quilts: Easy Designs from Just Six Fabrics" by Maakie Bakker. Also see the "Take 6" pattern from Australian designer Chris Timmins, who teaches this in her Designing with Strips workshop. Here is a link to the Bakker book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Strip-Pieced-Quilts-Easy-Designs-Fabrics/dp/1564776395/ The name of the quilt in the Bakker book is "Optical Illusion".