When you create a quickstart from a template, it will attempt to run a GitHub Action Workflow. Because you have not configured your quickstart yet, this initial workflow should fail. This is expected and completing the configuration steps in Quickstart will cause subsequent workflow runs to succeed.
How can I tell if my request has been approved/denied?
You can see the current status of your request on the Requests page in the sidebar.
How do I add a new repo to my GitHub Connection if I configured it to have permissions to a subset of repos?
Go to your GitHub Settings then click on Applications under Integrations.
Click Configure on the Abbey Labs application
Add your new repo to the list of selected repos, then click save