Press "esc" will quit the game?

In the dialog box selecting which component to use in crafting item.

Actually, it will crash the game. I’ll have a look into it.

… And its fixed: GitHub Pull Request

As a side note, once you get to select what materials to use, the game has already worked out if you succeeded or not, which is why you can’t abort at this point.

This can be seen if you fail but don’t use up any materials, then there is no prompt asking you what materials to use, but in both other cases (succeed or fail with material waste) it asks.