I have a problem with the Master Artisan's quest. I FINALLY got all the items together to make everything I'd need, and made up the Duskwind Tunics and the Crimson Bookcases. When I talked to Balthazar Dragonthorn to hand in the Tunics, he said to go make the Bookcases. I accepted it, and then talked to him again... and now I can't turn in the 'cases! What's the problem?
Unfortunately, yes, you will have to make two more Bookcases. Nothing counts until you have the quest in your book. After you accept the quest, then you have to MAKE and HAVE those items in your pack when you go to turn in the quest.
You can try crafting one of them to see if it will accept them.
Or you can try crafting two other unrelated items to see if it will say you completed the quest. (It did that to me before but I still could not complete quest until I had the items needed in my backpack.) Since it was not something I could just buy at bazaar I had to craft them anyway, so in actuality I did complete the quest.